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Thanks to WhatsApp attackers can steal files from your computer

IXBT.com: ProAudio 05.02.2020 at 05:24

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Expert on Javascript and the security Gal Weizman (Gal Weizman) from PerimeterX revealed the technical details of several serious vulnerability in the popular WhatsApp messenger.

we are Talking about shortcomings in the security of desktop clients, WhatsApp on Windows and macOS and a web version of WhatsApp Web. These vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to gain access to files on a user's computer simply by sending a specially crafted message.

"Hole" in security gives permission to read the local file system for Windows and macOS. Exploits Weizmann described in the blog PerimeterX.

not to fall into the trap of cyber criminals, the users of WhatsApp should follow up messages, which are more like part of the code than plain text, and not to open suspicious links sent from unknown accounts.

However, it is enough to check the application version and update it to the latest. Representative WhatsApp has announced to journalists that described by Weitzman vulnerabilities were closed in mid-December.

Tags: WhatsApp

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