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Today, researchers at Check Point Security announced a new attack against WhatsApp and Telegram, targeting the way both chat services process images and multimedia files.
“When Check Point reported the issue, we addressed it within a day and released an update of WhatsApp for web.
In November, Check Point uncovered a malware campaign that infected over 1 million Android phones to up-vote products in the Google Play Store.
In the WhatsApp case, Check Point was able to craft a malicious image that would appear normal in preview, but direct users to a malware-laden HTML page.
“An attacker could gain control over the account”For WhatsApp, a user had to purposefully open the sent image, making the exploit impractical for botnets or mass surveillance.
Run two WhatsApp accounts on this new UAE smartphone
Run two WhatsApp accounts on this new UAE smartphone Say goodbye to carrying multiple devices to run your WhatsApp accounts for different numbers.
Residents in the UAE will now be able to use two separate WhatsApp accounts on the same smartphone with this new product.
Alcatel, a mobile device brand of TCL Communication, is introducing the option for UAE smartphone users to run separate WhatsApp accounts for each number on their dual-SIM Android phone.
In addition to WhatsApp, the app cloning feature supports many of smartphone users’ favourite social media apps such as Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and Twitter.
It is especially useful for UAE residents that need different accounts for professional and personal purposes, or for those who are running two businesses from one smartphone.
WhatsApp hack demo reveals how to take over accounts remotely and read ALL your private messages
As it stated in A TUTORIAL on how to completely take over WhatsApp accounts on any browser to snoop on personal and group conversations, photos, videos and shared files is being shared online.
Alamy 1 WhatsApp have been introducing new improvements Fear not, Check Point said they have laready alerted WhatsApp, who have sorted the problem.
The creepy demo was created by a team of security researchers who noticed the flaw last week.
The flaws could have allowed hackers to take over “hundreds of millions” of accounts through the browser version of both WhatsApp and secure messenger app Telegram.
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