Dangerous bug in WhatsApp could lead to disclosure of user data

Check Point specialists spoke about a dangerous bug they discovered in the WhatsApp image processing function, which could lead to the disclosure of user data. The problem helped to disable the application, in addition, by applying certain filters to a specially created image and sending it to a potential victim, an attacker could exploit the… Continue reading Dangerous bug in WhatsApp could lead to disclosure of user data

Google Search Indexes WhatsApp Private Groups

Google search engine indexes invitations to WhatsApp groups (including links to private groups), which makes them visible and accessible to any user who wants to join the group. The journalist Jordan Wildon drew attention to the problem. He found that the WhatsApp “Invite to Group link” feature allows Google indexing these groups, making them available… Continue reading Google Search Indexes WhatsApp Private Groups

Dangerous vulnerabilities in WhatsApp allowed compromising millions of users

Security researcher Gal Weizman from PerimeterX disclosed technical details of a number of dangerous vulnerabilities (united under the common identifier CVE-2019-18426) found in the desktop version of the WhatsApp messenger. Using these vulnerabilities, attackers could remotely steal files from computers running Windows or macOS. “I really wanted to find a major security flaw in a… Continue reading Dangerous vulnerabilities in WhatsApp allowed compromising millions of users