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CERT-In warns Whatsapp users against cyber vulnerability

November 21, 2019
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The Computer Emergency Response Team-India (CERT-In) has issued an advisory for WhatsApp users against a vulnerability that can compromise their individual accounts without seeking permissions.

The advisory comes in the backdrop of recent developments where WhatsApp had informed the government in September that over 100 Indian users were targeted by the Israeli spyware Pegasus.

CERT-In has called the severity of the threat, being spread by an MP4 file, as “high.”

As per the cyber security agency, a vulnerability has been reported in WhatsApp which could be exploited by a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

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