WhatsApp vulnerability exploited to infect phones with Israeli spyware (page 4)

One of the features of WhatsApp that the company loves to boast about would be its end-to-end encryption. This means that messages sent and received are thoroughly encrypted, thus preventing hackers from intercepting them and reading them. However, it seems that while the app might be protected on that front, there was a vulnerability that was open.According to a report from The Financial Times (paywall), WhatsApp has recently disclosed a vulnerability that affected its app in which malicious code developed by a company called NSO Group could be injected into it, infecting WhatsApp users on both iOS and Android devices. This code is essentially spyware that would allow the attacker to spy on the devices of its victims.WhatsApp said, “This attack has all the hallmarks of a private company known to work with governments to deliver spyware that reportedly takes over the functions of mobile phone operating systems. We have briefed a number of human rights organizations to share the information we can, and

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