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WhatsApp vulnerability allowed secretive installation of spyware


Messaging app feature was used to install malicious code made by an Israeli company, the Financial Times reports.

A vulnerability in the Facebook-owned WhatsApp allowed spyware to be installed, according to the Financial Times.

A vulnerability in messaging app WhatsApp allowed attackers to install Israeli spyware onto phones, the Financial Times reported Monday.

The malicious code, developed by Israeli company NSO Group, was installed on both iPhones and Android phones through the app's phone call feature, the newspaper reported. The spyware could be transmitted even if the target victim didn't answer their phone, and the calls often disappeared ...


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