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Critical Vulnerability in WhatsApp Allows Access by Hackers

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Vulnerability in WhatsApp Being Exploited to Gain access into Phones and Computers

A critical vulnerability in WhatsApp is causing havoc.  Hackers have discovered that some older versions of the popular WhatsApp messaging application are vulnerable to being exploited, thereby allowing malicious files to be inserted into the computers or phones running the application. 

This can result in the spread of malware, remote execution of code and theft of personal data. To ensure you are not victimized, you must update your WhatsApp application to the most recent version, and ensure your browser applications are also up-to-date.  Currently, the Safari browser is still vulnerable; although the latest versions of Firefox and Chrome are immune to these potential attacks.

Jack Eisenberg is the owner of Safe and Secure Computing and regularly contributes computer security related articles.

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