Hackers could expose all your WhatsApp conversations if you have not updated yet

Hackers could expose all your WhatsApp conversations if you have not updated yet

Tamagotchi Hacker and Google Project Zero security researcher Natalie Silvanovich discovered a flaw in WhatsApp messenger which allows hackers to take control over your account remotely while a video call is being made with the targeted phone.

Eventually, they only need your phone number to access all your conversations and sensitive account data. This is triggered by a specially crafted malformed RTP (Real-time Transport Protocol) sent by the hacker.

The vulnerability affects only Android and iOS apps but not WhatsApp Web as it is based on WebRTC. Users are now urged to update their mobile apps.

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