Update WhatsApp now to avoid spyware installation from a single missed call

A vulnerability discovered in #Facebook’s #WhatsApp messaging app is being exploited to inject commercial #spyware onto #Android and #iOS phones by simply calling the target report The Financial Times. The spyware, developed by Israel’s secretive NSO group, can be installed without a trace and without the target answering the call, according to security researchers and confirmed by WhatsApp. Once installed, the spyware can turn on a phone’s camera and mic, scan emails and messages, and collect the user’s location data. WhatsApp is urging its 1.5b global users to update the app immediately to close the security hole. “WhatsApp encourages people to upgrade to the latest version of our app, as well as keep their mobile operating system… Continue reading…

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