Serious security flaws found in WhatsApp
Two serious security flaws have been found in WhatsApp, according to a report in The Sun. The report claims that by exploiting the security flaws, cybercriminals can remotely take over WhatsApp users' accounts at will. WhatsApp has reportedly quickly fixed the errors but due to the bugs remaining in the old version, users can get exposed still.
By exploiting the flaws in the Android and iOS versions of WhatsApp, hackers can send malicious video files anonymously during video calls. Hackers can then gain control of the user's phone and their data when they open the files.
The critical flaws were first identified by members of WhatsApp's internal security team, reports The Sun. In addition to publishing warnings on their website, WhatsApp has requested to use the updated version as soon as possible.