WhatsApp bug ‘could have let hackers secretly install spyware on YOUR phone’.

HACKERS could have secretly installed spyware on phones through WhatsApp, it has been revealed.

Last month the messaging app resolved a critical design flaw which could have allowed attackers to remotely target devices and steal messages and files.

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According to The Hacker News, the vulnerability tracked as CVE-2019-11931 and to remotely exploit the bug, all the attacker needs is the phone number of the targeted users.

Then the hackers sends a crafted MP4 file over WhatsApp, which can eventually be programmed to install a spyware app on the devices.

WhatsApp's owner, Facebook published a list of the affected app versions: Android versions before 2.19.274, iOS versions before 2.19.100, Enterprise Client versions before 2.25.3, Windows Phone versions before and including 2.18.368, Business for Android versions before 2.19.104 and Business for iOS versions before 2.19.100.

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