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WhatsApp bug let hackers hijack accounts with a video call: reports

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

A bug in Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service allowed hackers to take over users’ applications when they answered an incoming video call, technology websites ZDnet and The Register reported on Wednesday. The vulnerability, which affected WhatsApp applications on Apple and Android smartphones, was discovered in late August and was fixed by Facebook in early October, according to a technical disclosure report posted online. Facebook did not respond to requests for immediate…