WhatsApp urges users to upgrade app after security breach

Steven Scheer reports:

Facebook’s WhatsApp urged users to upgrade to the latest version of its popular messaging app after reporting that users might be vulnerable to having malicious spyware installed on phones without their knowledge.

[…] Earlier, the Financial Times (FT) reported that a vulnerability in WhatsApp allowed attackers to inject spyware on phones by ringing up targets using the app’s phone call function.

It said the spyware was developed by Israeli cyber surveillance company NSO Group and affects both Android and iPhones.

Read more on Reuters.  See also Forbes coverage for more details.

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