Day: May 15, 2019

WhatsApp security breach: 1.5 billion users might be at risk, spyware installed remotely

WhatsApp security breach: 1.5 billion users might be at risk, spyware installed remotely

Tech
A vulnerability was recently spotted in WhatsApp that allowed attackers to inject commercial spyware onto smartphones by simply calling up the targets using WhatsApp voice calling feature. The malware which is created by Israeli’s secretive NSO group was discovered early this month, has now been fixed and therefore 1.5 billion WhatsApp global users are urged to immediately update their apps to avoid falling a victim to this malicious malware. The malware could be injected onto Android and iOS devices without any trace even if the user has not answered the WhatsApp voice call and would disappear from the call logs so that the user would not even know. It has the ability to scan through user’s e-mails, collect data, check location information and messages. NSO’s product Pegasus is a progr