WhatsApp GIFs: Beware! DANGEROUS for these users to send message
Big news has come out regarding popular messenger WhatsApp. Android users were the affected ones and so, if you are one, be careful about what is going on inside your phone.
Big news has come out regarding popular messenger WhatsApp. Android users were the affected ones and so, if you are one, be careful about what is going on inside your phone. The messaging app faced security bugs a few days ago, but the issue is fixed now. Hackers were getting access to users' device through a GIF file. According to the post on GitHub, researchers have revealed that the bug was hidden in the gallery of the phone.
How they did it on WhatsApp: The researchers said that hackers used to create a virus GIF file first and they waited for the user to open his/her WhatsApp gallery.
What happened to WhatsApp users: The report further revealed that the bug used to crash WhatsApp application after corrupting the memory, allowing hackers to get access to the device.
These WhatsApp users affected: The bug was working on smartphones with Android 8.1 and 9.0 operating systems. While one using an operating system older than the Android 8.0 version is safe.
How WhatsApp reacted: However, WhatsApp has cleared that the bug found in August has been fixed. For the past few months.
WhatsApp users should know that the company is looking at rolling out many new features. In fact, it has been continuously adding new features to the app. Very soon now, WhatsApp is preparing to bring the feature of Disappearing Message.
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