WhatsApp Introduces a New Security Update to Avoid Data Breach

Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp has addressed the vulnerabilities which are exploiting the android phone data. This issue has been categorized as severe by the company. The flaws specifics have been made public by WhatsApp.

As described by WhatsApp, the flaw details are tracked as CVE-2022-36934. During a video conversation, it allows attackers to plant malware on a victim’s smartphone remotely, or when an application tries to do an operation but exceeds the memory available to it, the app’s data spills over the other areas of the computer RAM, thus corrupting the code, said WhatsApp.

Despite repeated requests for more information, WhatsApp has remained silent on the matter. Malwarebytes, a security firm, conducted its technical examination of the WhatsApp app and found that the vulnerability is located in the subsystem named Video Call Handler, which, if exploited, would give an attacker complete control of a victim’s WhatsApp app.

Joshua Breckman, Spokesperson at WhatsApp, said the flaw was discovered in-house, and an advisory has already been introduced publicly for a new update that would make it convenient for end-users to avoid any data loss.

Another Vulnerability, CVE-2022-27492, is also disclosed by WhatsApp, which gives attackers a chance to breach the critical code on a Victim’s iOS cellphone after sending a malicious video file and convincing the user to play it.

About WhatsApp

WhatsApp is a messaging application that Meta currently owns. It allows users to make voice and video calls, share images, documents, and locations, send text and voice messages, and other content. Around 2 billion people all around the world in over 180 countries use WhatsApp to stay in touch with family and friends anytime and anywhere. It is free and simple and offers security services to let people communicate anywhere in the world without barriers.

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