WhatsApp hack risks security of 200 million users!
Are you a fan of the WhatsApp messaging app like myself? If so then you may be disappointed to hear that ITV have just reported that the vulnerability of the software could allow hackers to take control of millions of computers around the world.
WhatsApp is owned by Facebook after the social media site agreed an £11.8bn buyout last year so you would be forgiven for thinking their security would be slightly tighter.
ITV have reported: ‘WhatsApp Web allows Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and most recently iPhone users to continue their WhatsApp conversations within a browser window on a PC or Mac. But security firm Check Point claims a vulnerability discovered in the software could allow hackers to take control of users’ computers and install ‘ransomware’, or other malicious code. Check Point has claimed that all hackers need is the phone number associated with your WhatsApp account to take control of a computer.’
Check Point told the Telegraph users should not use their browser cache to ensure they are safe from the hack.
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