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PSA: Update WhatsApp now to prevent spyware from being installed on your phone

The Next Web Tuesday, 14 May 2019 ()
PSA: Update WhatsApp now to prevent spyware from being installed on your phoneWhatsApp, the messaging app used by more than 1.5 billion worldwide, says it’s patched a critical security vulnerability which allowed attackers to secretly infect phones with malicious spyware by just calling phone numbers over an in-app audio call. The Facebook-owned company said the attack targeted a “select number” of users, and was orchestrated by “an advanced cyber actor,” according a statement from a WhatsApp spokesperson. CVE-2019-3568, as the vulnerability has been documented, was discovered early this month, according to The Financial Times. It exploited a bug in the audio call feature of the app to allow the caller to inject spyware on…

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