We learnt yesterday that attackers have been exploiting a WhatsApp vulnerability to install spyware onto smartphones. The attackers simply needed to give the target a WhatsApp call and that’s about it, it doesn’t even require the target to answer the call.
One installed it could do a lot of damage, including collecting location data, scan messages, emails, etc. Worse, it could turn on your Phone’s camera and mic.
In response, WhatsApp released updates for their iOS and Android apps, and today also for Windows 10 Mobile.
The update takes the app to version 2.18.348; if your app is running a lower version it is still vulnerable.
“WhatsApp encourages people to upgrade to the latest version of our app, as well as keep their mobile operating system up to date, to protect against potential targeted exploits designed to compromise information stored on mobile devices,” said WhatsApp in a statement.
Download the app from the Store here.