Date: 5 months ago   Category: Hi-Tech

Found dangerous vulnerability in a popular messenger: data of users appeared under the threat


In a popular messenger found vulnerability which threatens personal data of users
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Hackers already began to use a gap in protection of one of the most popular WhatsApp messengers for gaining access to personal data of users. Breaking happens while the user answers a video call: the application is blocked, and personal files of the person are at the disposal of malefactors.

the Corresponding vulnerability is noticed both in the WhatsApp version for Android devices, and in the version for iPhone. Problems in a messenger were for the first time recorded at the end of September.

Is noted that one of signs of intervention of hackers in operation of application is its sharp blocking and emergence of the message about memory overflow.

the Users who reported about problems with a messenger claim that heads of WhatsApp so far did not comment on a mistake publicly, however, apparently in any way, calculated it and eliminated.

to Users of a messenger recommend to update the application to avoid possible risks.

Earlier the government of Israel issued statements in connection with breakings of WhatsApp.

In the document published by National administration on cyber defense of Israel reveals rather new method of breaking of accounts in the popular WhatsApp messenger. And breaking happens to the help of voice mail that cannot but surprise as similar cases were not earlier.

the Method about which there is a speech was for the first time described by web developer of the Oath company Rahn Bar-Sikom. It is directed to the users who did not change the passwords established by default for the voice mail. In other words, default settings and passwords often such: 1234 or 0000 <.br>
the Possibility of "stealing" of someone else's account appears in attempt of the malefactor to add a phone number of the user to the new WhatsApp installation on the phone. As a rule, in that case the user receives the SMS with a disposable confirmation code, and the breaking attempt reveals at once. However the malefactor can bypass this security measure with ease, it is only enough carry out the attack, for example, at night when the victim sleeps or when is far from phone.

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