WhatsApp reveals several vulnerabilities that nobody had noticed. They have recently been fixed and were not known despite the dangers they pose.
WhatsApp can boast of many things, such as being the most used messaging application or how useful video calls have been during quarantine, but not the security. Problems have been constant in the Facebook application and now they have just announced 6 new vulnerabilities that have already been fixed.
For a long time, WhatsApp has had a website where it announces the updates it carries out, as well as the vulnerabilities that have been detected and what they have entailed. This exercise in transparency of the company helps to get an idea about the problems that any application of this type.
In its latest update, it has listed six detected vulnerabilities, among those five were fixed on the same day and the last one took a little longer.
The company has no evidence that these problems have been exploited by anyone or that the privacy of users has been violated. All of them were detected during routine code reviews.
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Actually, this new update on detected vulnerabilities is not bad news compared to events in the past and the reputational problems that they posed for the company. Since the project to centralize its updates and warnings about detected security flaws was there.
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WhatsApp states that they are “very committed to transparency and this resource is intended to help the technology community in general to benefit from the latest advances in our security efforts. We strongly recommend all users to make sure to keep their WhatsApp in their respective app stores and to update their mobile operating systems whenever updates are available.”