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WhatsApp vulnerability exploited to infect phones

Discussion of forensic issues related to all types of mobile phones and underlying technologies (GSM, GPRS, UMTS/3G, HSDPA, LTE, Bluetooth etc.)
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trewmte
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WhatsApp vulnerability exploited to infect phones

Post Posted: May 14, 19 07:15

"Attackers have been exploiting a vulnerability in WhatsApp that allowed them to infect phones with advanced spyware made by Israeli developer NSO Group, the Financial Times reported on Monday, citing the company and a spyware technology dealer."

".....is a buffer overflow vulnerability in the WhatsApp VOIP stack that allows remote code execution when specially crafted series of SRTCP packets are sent to a target phone number,..."



arstechnica.com/inform...i-spyware/
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droopy
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Re: WhatsApp vulnerability exploited to infect phones

Post Posted: May 26, 19 00:18

Checkpoint has published a report about it. Seems it is not fully patched.  
 
  

UnallocatedClusters
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Re: WhatsApp vulnerability exploited to infect phones

Post Posted: May 26, 19 15:44

Norton Mobile Security was recommended to me to better secure my iPhone.

Any other suggestions from our colleagues?  
 

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