The digital age is a boon as well as a bane for modern-day people. Nowadays, the threat of malware attacks on computers and mobile devices has become common. Social media platforms like Facebook‚Whatsapp & Instagram have been victims of such fraudulent attacks for the past few months.
Facebook has recently discovered a new bug on WhatsApp that threatens to invade your privacy with a simple whatsapp Video. Let us know more about this WhatsApp hack and how you can protect your mobile device.
The whatsapp bug tracked as cve-2019-11931 is a new variant of stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability similar to Pegasus spyware. In this method, hackers add a malicious code to the MP4 files and send it to gullible users. This process is possible due to an issue in parsing the fundamental stream metadata of an MP4 video. Once it is downloaded, hackers can remotely access the smartphone and steal precious data.
Although this vulnerability is not being exploited on a large scale, Whatsapp has ensured to fix the harmful bug. It has advised all the users to update whatsapp to the latest version to prevent any unauthorized access of your mobile device.
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