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WhatsApp, used by 1.2 billion worldwide, fixes severe call security bug

“Facebook WhatsApp messenger service said on Wednesday it has fixed the latest bug on its platform that allowed hackers to take over users’ applications when they answered an incoming video call. ‘We routinely engage with security researchers from around the world to ensure WhatsApp remains safe and reliable. We promptly issued a fix to the latest version of WhatsApp to resolve this issue,’ Ann Yeh, spokeswoman for WhatsApp, told Reuters in an email. WhatsApp is used by more than 1.2 billion people around the world and is a key tool for communications and commerce in many countries. The service was acquired by Facebook in 2014 for $19 billion.”

Source: Facebook’s WhatsApp fixed video call security bug

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