WhatsApp on Monday mentioned that it has addressed two bugs that existed on its outdated software program and that it had no purpose to consider that “these vulnerabilities were ever abused”. The official assertion got here within the wake of a current advisory issued by the CERT-In, India’s cybersecurity company, which cautioned WhatsApp customers about sure vulnerabilities within the app that might result in breach of delicate data.
“We regularly work with security researchers to improve the numerous ways WhatsApp protects people’s messages. As is typical of software products, we have addressed two bugs that existed on outdated software, and we have no reason to believe that they were ever abused,” a WhatsApp spokesperson informed PTI in an announcement.
The spokesperson added that WhatsApp “remains safe and secure, and end-to-end encryption continues to work as intended to protect people’s messages”.
A “excessive” severity rating advisory issued by the CERT-In, or the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team, on Saturday, had said that the vulnerability has been detected in the software that has “WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business for Android previous to v188.8.131.52 and WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business for iOS previous to v2.21.32”.
“Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in WhatsApp applications which could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or access sensitive information on a targeted system,” the advisory had mentioned. The advisory had beneficial customers replace their gadgets with the newest model of WhatsApp from the Google Play retailer or iOS App Store to counter the vulnerability risk.
CERT-In is the federal expertise arm for combating cyberattacks and guarding Indian our on-line world.
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