WhatsApp, security and spyware: what happened

Some WhatsApp users may have had their phones infected with sophisticated spyware through a missed call alone, with an "advanced cyber actor" transmitting the malware to an unknown number of people, the company says.

WhatsApp, security and spyware: what happened

Facebook-owned WhatsApp's revelation of a security flaw allowing hackers to inject spyware on smartphones raised fresh concerns about the security of the mobile ecosystem.

Fri 17 May 19 from Phys.org

WhatsApp security breach likely a government surveillance attack, company says

Facebook's WhatsApp says a security breach of its messaging app was sophisticated and had all the hallmarks of a "private company working with governments on surveillance". ...

Tue 14 May 19 from ABC Science

WhatsApp patches security flaw that allows attackers to deliver malware through calls

The messaging app is encouraging iPhone and Android users to update their software to protect themselves.

Tue 14 May 19 from The Washington Post

WhatsApp urges update after 'serious' security breach

WhatsApp on Tuesday encouraged its users to upgrade the app to plug a security breach that allowed sophisticated attackers to sneak spyware into phones, in the latest trouble for its parent ...

Tue 14 May 19 from Phys.org

Worried about the WhatsApp hack? Here’s how to update your app.

Update your WhatsApp if you haven't already.

Tue 14 May 19 from The Washington Post

You should update Whatsapp to avoid a surveillance vulnerability

WhatsApp has rushed to roll out a security fix for a surveillance vulnerability. The firm says people should upgrade to the latest version of the app

Tue 14 May 19 from Newscientist

WhatsApp discovers spyware that infected with a call alone

Spyware crafted by an "advanced cyber actor" infected multiple targeted mobile phones through the popular WhatsApp communications program without any user intervention through in-app voice calls, ...

Tue 14 May 19 from TechXplore

WhatsApp users targeted by spyware via in-app phone call

Some WhatsApp users may have had their phones infected with sophisticated spyware through a missed call alone, with an "advanced cyber actor" transmitting the malware ...

Tue 14 May 19 from ABC Science

Facebook picks London for WhatsApp payment base

Facebook has chosen London as its base for a payment system on WhatsApp, its mobile messaging service confirmed Wednesday, highlighting the capital's attractiveness as a fintech hub despite ...

Wed 8 May 19 from Phys.org

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