Whatsapp Exploit Let Hackers Install Spyware On Phones

15 May 2019

A vulnerability in the world's popular messaging app WhatsApp has allowed attackers to insert commercial Israeli spyware on to phones, the company and a spyware technology dealer said. The vulnerability (documented here) was discovered by the Facebook-owned WhatsApp in early May. It apparently leveraged a bug in the audio call feature of the app to allow the caller to allow the installation of spyware on the device being called, whether the call was answered or not. Whatsapp said the attack has the hallmarks of a private company that reportedly works with governments to deliver spyware that takes over the functions of mobile phone operating systems. To read more follow this link http://techunzipped.com/2019/05/whatsapp-exploit-let-hackers-install-spyware-on-phones/