WhatsApp Vulnerability Fixed

2019-05-15T19:22:00
ID SCHNEIER:4776821CD892EDD71BAB9F3692691E1D
Type schneier
Reporter Bruce Schneier
Modified 2019-05-15T19:22:00

Description

WhatsApp fixed a devastating vulnerability that allowed someone to remotely hack a phone by initiating a WhatsApp voice call. The recipient didn't even have to answer the call.

The Israeli cyber-arms manufacturer NSO Group is believed to be behind the exploit, but of course there is no definitive proof.

If you use WhatsApp, update your app immediately.