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New Vulnerability Revealed in WhatsApp and Telegram, Allowed Hackers to Gain Complete Control Over User Accounts

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd researchers have revealed a new vulnerability on WhatsApp & Telegram’s online platforms – WhatsApp Web & Telegram Web – two of the world’s most popular messaging services with over 1 Billion and 100 Million monthly users respectively.
By simply sending a photo, an attacker could gain control over user’s accounts, access message history, all photos that were ever shared, and also send messages on behalf of the user. The vulnerability allows an attacker to send the victim malicious code, hidden within a photo and as soon as the user clicks on the image, the attacker can gain full access to the victim’s WhatsApp or Telegram storage data, thus giving full access to the victim’s account.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: PC Tech Magazine

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