WHATSAPP users have been warned about two major vulnerabilities that could expose them to cyber criminals.
According to hacking news website GBHackertwo bugs discovered by researchers could allow attackers to take control of people’s accounts.
WhatsApp has fixed the two “critical” security threats affecting both the Android and iOS versions of the chat app.
However, if you haven’t updated to the latest version of the app, you are still vulnerable.
“Both vulnerabilities are classified as ‘critical’… and were found by WhatsApp’s internal security team,” wrote GBHackers.
They added that hackers could exploit the bugs to hack your device with a shady video file or during a video call.
Once they gain access to your phone, they could launch malware, steal sensitive data, or even take control of the device.
WhatsApp confirmed to have fixed the bugs in one alarm on his website.
It called them CVE-2022-36934 and CVE-2022-27492.
Details about the vulnerabilities are scarce in order not to leak too much information to crooks before users have updated.
However, WhatsApp said that exploiting CVE-2022-36934 “could lead to remote code execution in an established video call.”
CVE-2022-27492, on the other hand, “might have caused remote code execution upon receipt of a primed video file.”
For your own protection, make sure you are using the latest version of WhatsApp.
To update your iPhone, go to settings app and then press General.
The next step is the selection software update and your device should then meet the new requirements.
If you are using an Android, open settings and select Via phone.
Then press Check for updates and if an update is available, a button will appear with the inscription To update.
After the selection Install now, rebootor Install system softwareyou should be fine
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