Warnings Issued By CERT-IN To Update Your Whatsapp ImmediatelyThangaraja Palaniappan (Author) Published Date : Oct 01, 2022 12:09 IST
Whatsapp is one of the most commonly used applications by most of us. Many people use it because they can easily share information with others. The company is also introducing various new features to promote users' convenience.
In this case, the Government of India, The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN), has issued a warning to WhatsApp users. As a security flaw has been detected in WhatsApp, users are requested to update their WhatsApp to the latest version.
Two types of RCE (Remote Line Execution) security vulnerability have been discovered due to Integer overflow. In particular, they warn that this will affect the video calling feature. Hackers claim to be able to hack WhatsApp and steal information by sending a line.
Similarly, another vulnerability has been found in WhatsApp. It is said that hackers are hacking WhatsApp by sending them specially crafted video files. Govt warns that WhatsApp data is stolen by successfully activating the files.
Several softwares are reported to be affected by this security flaw. Those using version v184.108.40.206 on Apple phones and version v220.127.116.11 or earlier on Android phones should update their WhatsApp to the latest version immediately. You can update your phone using 'App info' on WhatsApp. Or you can go to Google Play Store and update WhatsApp.