WhatsApp vulnerability allowed spyware to infiltrate phones (page 3)

A vulnerability discovered in Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging app is being exploited to inject commercial spyware onto Android and iOS phones by simply calling the target, reports The Financial Times. The spyware, developed by Israel’s secretive NSO group, can be installed without trace and without the target answering the call, according to security researchers and confirmed by WhatsApp. WhatsApp is urging its 1.5 billion global users to update the app immediately to close the security hole. “WhatsApp encourages people to upgrade to the latest version of our app, as well as keep their mobile operating system up to date, to protect against potential targeted exploits designed to compromise information stored on mobile devices,” said... Continue reading…

WhatsApp vulnerability allowed spyware to infiltrate phones

WhatsApp is used by over 1.5 billion people and remains one of the most popular messaging and VoIP service. While it does offer "Security by Default" in the form of end-to-end encryption, there ...

Tue 14 May 19 from Techspot

WhatsApp spyware vulnerability: targeted lawyer says attempt was desperate

NSO Group technology used against lawyer involved in civil case against the Israeli surveillance firmThe UK lawyer whose phone was targeted by spyware that exploits a WhatsApp vulnerability ...

Tue 14 May 19 from Guardian.co.uk

WhatsApp urges users to upgrade app after security breach

Facebook's WhatsApp urged users to upgrade to the latest version of its popular messaging app after reporting that users might be vulnerable to having malicious spyware installed on phones ...

Tue 14 May 19 from Reuters Technology

WhatsApp hack: have I been affected and what should I do?

Time to make sure WhatsApp is updated on your iPhone, Android or Windows deviceUsers are being urged to update their WhatsApp smartphone apps immediately because of a security bug that allows ...

Tue 14 May 19 from Guardian.co.uk

WhatsApp informs Irish regulator of 'serious security vulnerability'

Facebook's WhatsApp has informed its lead regulator in the European Union, Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), of a serious security vulnerability on its platform, the DPC said on ...

Tue 14 May 19 from Reuters Technology

WhatsApp urges users to upgrade app after report of spyware attack

Facebook's WhatsApp on Tuesday urged users to upgrade to the latest version of its popular messaging app following a report that users could be vulnerable to having malicious spyware installed ...

Tue 14 May 19 from Reuters Technology

WhatsApp flags vulnerability to sophisticated voice call attack

WhatsApp has revealed a vulnerability in its system that could have allowed hackers access to its users' phones, with a London-based human rights lawyer possibly among the targets.

Tue 14 May 19 from CNN

Report: WhatsApp Vulnerability Used to Secretly Infect Phones With NSO Group's Notorious Spyware

Powerful spyware developed by Israeli cyber-intelligence company NSO Group exploited a vulnerability in encrypted messaging app WhatsApp to transfer itself to targeted devices, the Financial ...

Tue 14 May 19 from Gizmodo

WhatsApp call exploit let attackers slip spyware on to phones

WhatsApp appears to have been the inadvertent conduit for a surveillance campaign. Both WhatsApp and Israeli software developer NSO Group have confirmed that an exploit in WhatsApp's ...

Mon 13 May 19 from Engadget

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