Whatsapp He discovered a new vulnerability in his security that allowed him to see other people's conversations using a malicious GIF. The error concerned only devices cooperating with Android 8.1 and 9.
The person who received and opened the malicious image was disclosed, and their conversations can easily be violated by third parties through the code.
The video made by a computer security researcher published a video of how he could access private chat simply by sending a GIF.
However Facebook the company that owns Whatsapp, he said that this security risk is unlikely to affect users' privacy.
"We have no reason to believe that this error is affecting users. We're always working on better ways to offer security updates, " He said in a statement sent to CNN.
To avoid security problems, it's always best to update to the latest version. To do this, simply go to the Play Store, touch Menu, My apps and games and click "Update" in WhatsApp Messenger
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