We have heard many times of hacking using suspicious links. But recently it is found that your phone can be hacked by just a WhatsApp call. Only a call can infect your phone with advanced spying software. Whatsapp has recently announced that a hacking software is developed to install spyware into your phone by just a phone call.
Global news, including TechCrunch, affirmed that spyware that has attacked WhatsApp users is an Israel’s NSO group product. WhatsApp Company confirmed that a handful of users are affected by this hacking software. The NSO group of Israel is famous for their software named “Pegasus”. They are planning to sell the data to the government. This spyware can activate your cameras and can collect the information about your location.
The Facebook-owned company is trying to solve this issue by finding the problem, but not yet successful. A security firm that has reported the issue, said that “Team was putting some additional security enhancements to our voice calls”.
This spyware is attacking the smartphones of all kinds including, Microsoft, Android and also Apple’s iOS.
How to Secure your Phone?
The spokesperson of WhatsApp told the simple solution to this problem. He says that
“WhatsApp encourages people to upgrade to the latest version of our app, as well as keep their mobile operating system up to date, to protect against potential targeted exploits designed to compromise information stored on mobile devices.”
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Simply you have to update the WhatsApp to its latest version because it is vulnerable to this spyware. Updating your smartphone’s OS can further secure it. WhatsApp assured to provide safety to their 1.5 billion active users worldwide.
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