WhatsApp news | WhatsApp Fixes the bug which can hack you thru Video calls


Latest Whatsapp news is all about security bug which was fixed by Facebook-owned company Whatsapp which can cause hacker can to break out into your video calls. Recently Google announces Google plus shut down because of a security loophole in Google plus that causes millions of user data breach. 

WhatsApp has understood have settled a bug in its Android and iOS versatile application that enabled the programmers to let the application crash amid approaching video calls.

As indicated by a report in ZDNet on Wednesday, Facebook-possessed WhatsApp, which has more than 1.5 billion clients, settled the helplessness this week. It is yet to be known what number of clients were influenced.

What Security Researcher said

A security Researcher Natalie Silvanovich who is in the Google’s project zero security research team discovered the bug in Whatsapp video call and said in bug report ” “Heap corruption can occur when the WhatsApp mobile application receives a malformed RTP packet,”

Natalie Silvanovich (From Twitter)

“This issue can occur when a WhatsApp user accepts a call from a malicious peer,” she added. She also published proof-of-concept code and instructions on how to reproduce the attack.

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“A week ago, Israel’s digital knowledge organization conveyed an alarm about another hacking system that depended on ineffectively anchored phone message inboxes to commandeer WhatsApp accounts from their genuine proprietors,” said the report.

Biggest Data Breach

In the greatest ever security break after Cambridge Analytica embarrassment, Facebook a month ago conceded that programmers broke into almost 50 million clients’ records by taking their “get to tokens” or computerized keys.

Facebook security group found the security issue on September 25 which was later settled. In the Cambridge Analytica outrage, information of about 87 million individuals was broken upon.

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