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Author Topic: missing a call on WhatsApp can install spyware on your phone  (Read 29 times)

Offline Thorin

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https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/whatsapp-spyware-infect-call-1.5134939

That's a link nto an article talking about spyware that can be installed when you have WhatsApp installed, your WhatsApp number gets called, and you don't answer.  I haven't seen any technical discussion on how this is possible yet, but holy cripes, that is a wide-open security hole...
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Re: missing a call on WhatsApp can install spyware on your phone
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 08:05:25 AM »
I imagine it like sends some kind of graphic or script or /something/ that can be exploited when a call is missed. The phone displays it and wham.  Gifs and pngs have been exploited that way before, in fact i think older versions of android's image loading code is known to have code execution exploits.
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