What­sApp bug hi­jacks phones A ma­jor

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Global -

se­cu­rity flaw that al­lows hack­ers to hi­jack peo­ple’s phones by send­ing them a gif, has been dis­cov­ered with What­sApp. The bug, dis­cov­ered by re­searcher Awak­ened, al­lows hack­ers to steal files and view mes­sages from com­pro­mised An­droid de­vices, but only if a user opens the gif. What­sApp has is­sued a fix, though users will need to up­date to the lat­est ver­sion to avoid fall­ing vic­tim to the hack.

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