WhatsApp Bug Allows Malicious Code-Injection, One-Click RCE

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Security researchers have identified a JavaScript vulnerability in the WhatsApp desktop platform that could allow cybercriminals to spread malware, phishing or ransomware campaigns through notification messages that appear completely normal to unsuspecting users. And, further investigation shows this could be parlayed into remote code-execution.

The desktop platform has more than 1.5 billion monthly active users. The high-severity bug (rated 8.2 on the CVSS severity scale) could impact those that also use WhatsApp for iPhone, if they don’t update their desktop and mobile apps, and if they don’t use newer versions of the Chrome browser.


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