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PSA: WhatsApp security flaw could be triggered simply by answering a call – fix available

October 10, 2018

Via: 9to5Mac

A WhatsApp security vulnerability could allow attackers to crash the iOS app as soon as you answer a call, and could potentially be used to hack your iPhone …

The Register reports that the flaw was reported to WhatsApp in August, and has been patched in the latest version – so you’ll want to check for an update.

Google Project Zero whizkid and Tamagotchi whisperer Natalie Silvanovich discovered and reported the flaw, a memory heap overflow issue, directly to WhatsApp in August. Now that a fix is out, Silvanovich can go public with details on the potentially serious flaw.

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