If you haven’t heard already, WhatsApp has urged users to update the app after they detected a weakness in the security system.
Apparently, according to a report by CNN
, the security system weakness was from a spyware developed by an Israeli cyber company, reportedly targeting Android and iPhone users.
In a statement, WhatsApp said hackers could implant malicious codes on a victim's phone through a voice call.
Hackers will then call the device and send the code, which will then be installed even if the user does not answer the call.
Following concerns, WhatsApp has released security fixes on Monday, so remember to check your respective app store to see if it's available for your device yet.
The mobile app owned by Facebook also said in a statement said the attack was similar to spyware generated by intelligence agencies.
Sounds scary right? It’s time to update your WhatsApp, guys!