A software vulnerability has been discovered in the web-based version of the popular WhatsApp messaging app for smartphones, which could allow hackers to trick users into downloading malware on their PCs.
The service effectively replicates the experience of using the mobile app in a web browser, allowing users to view all of the messages they have sent and received – including images, videos, audio files, locations and contact cards – on their PC.
However, security firm Check Point
claims to have discovered a vulnerability that could compromise computers, by allowing hackers to distribute malware including ransomware, bots, remote access tools (RATs) and other types of malicious code.
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