Hackers can use a WhatsApp video call to hack your phone

Hackers can use a WhatsApp video call to hack your phone

Hackers can use a WhatsApp video call to hack your phone

In a bug report per ZDnet, Silvanovich added that "Heap corruption can occur when the WhatsApp mobile application receives a malformed RTP packet".

If the user takes a WhatsApp video call from a stranger or from a known person, but with ill intention, the latter could take over the victim's phone account and syphon off the sensitive contents.

But while the chat app is available on both iOS and Android devices, some new features aren't always available on both operating systems simultaneously.

WhatsApp updated its Android app on September 23 and its iPhone version on October 3.

Although WhatsApp uses end-to-end encryption method in messages/calls/video calling, your smartphone could still get hacked by just answering a video call. According to the report by WhatsApp, the company has fixed the flaw for both - Android and iOS users.

There have been many such issues previously reported different apps of Android that posed threat for the user from the potential hackers.

Hackers can use a WhatsApp video call to hack your phone

The company is yet to issue a statement on this.

A serious bug in WhatsApp that was allowing hackers to hijack users applications has been fixed, according to Facebook.

Google security researcher Natalie Silvanovich found the exploit in late August, but it's only being widely disclosed now that there's a fix in place. On the other hand, WhatsApp Web that depends on WebRTC for video calls was unaffected. It works with security researchers around the world to ensure that the service "remains safe and reliable".

A WhatsApp spokesperson said, "WhatsApp cares deeply about the security of our users".

An employee who is from WhatsApp has said that they deal with the issue in which there is no evidence that hackers have ever exploited the bug to have some attacks. The company has already released the latest update, so it's highly recommended that you update your WhatsApp to the latest version as soon as possible.

WhatsApp vulnerability lets Hackers take over your WhatsApp account and phone.

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