WhatsApp Vulnerability Is Used To Deploy Pegasus Spyware

WhatsApp is among those social media application which can be found in everyone phone. But if you are also an user of this app then there is a bad news for you. Recently researchers has detected a serious vulnerability in this software which has been exploited. According to a security report, an Israeli hacker company known as NSO Group. The company is known to develop Pegasus, which is a dangerous spyware capable to jailbreaks infected devices.It is really serious because the spyware is capable to use camera, microphone and to gather sensitive information of the user. The vulnerability is known as CVE-2019-3568, and it was first spotted by Financial Times.

What is CVE-2019-3568 Vulnerability In WhatsApp?

CVE-2019-3568 Vulnerability which is also known as WhatsApp 0-Day flaw is used by attackers to remotely install a data collecting software on some selected Smart phones. In WhatsApp VoIP stack it is also known as buffer overflow which allow hackers to execute remote code via specially designed SRTCP packets series which is sent to the target phone number. Now the question is, which version of WhatsApp is targeted by hackers? Well the security report suggest that vulnerability has allow hackers to target different version of WhatsApp for both the Android and iOS operating system. Here is the list of WhatsApp version which is infected by the Pegasus spyware :

  • WhatsApp for Android prior to v2.19.134,
  • WhatsApp Business for Android prior to v2.19.44,
  • WhatsApp for iOS prior to v2.19.51,
  • WhatsApp Business for iOS prior to v2.19.51,
  • WhatsApp for Windows Phone prior to v2.18.348,
  • WhatsApp for Tizen prior to v2.18.15

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