Travis Ormandy, a researcher at Google Project Zero said on Twitter, "Just answering a call from an attacker could completely compromise WhatsApp".
The vulnerability is a memory heap overflow issue which only gets triggered when a user receives a specially created malformed RTP packet via a video call on WhatsApp.
"This issue can occur when a WhatsApp user accepts a call from a malicious peer", Silvanovich said in her report on the issue.
But while the chat app is available on both iOS and Android devices, some new features aren't always available on both operating systems simultaneously.
The bug, was however, fixed on September 28 for Android, while that of iOS was not dealt with until October 3.
Like any security or stability flaw discovered by ethical third parties, when reported to the software vendor they have a set period of time to respond or fix it outright before the flaw is made public.
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WhatsApp was reported to have been affected by a unusual bug.
Well, you don't have to worry about it if you've recently updated WhatsApp.
The latest version of WhatsApp on both iOS and Android has been fixed and the video call bug issue related to the Whatsapp Video Call hack has been resolved. Web users were not affected because they use WebRTC for video calls. The report added that WhatsApp had "no evidence that hackers actually exploited the bug to launch attacks".
It's thought that left unchecked it could be turned into a weapon was a more damaging payload endangering numerous 1.2bn worldwide users of the app.
"WhatsApp cares deeply about the security of our users. We promptly issued a fix to the latest version of WhatsApp to resolve this issue", a WhatsApp spokesperson told ZDNet.
Lately, another new method of WhatsApp hacking is growing.
In Japan, Ferrari's tyre choice error and Vettel's own mistake in qualifying set the tone for a miserable race at Suzuka. The German collided with Max Verstappen in Suzuka on Sunday and was blamed for taking unnecessary risks.
Reports suggest that Ivan Gazidis wants to take Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey to his new club, AC Milan ( via Sport Witness ). United were strongly linked with a move for Ramsey when the midfielder left Cardiff City in 2008.
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They will be present on activity feed posts, Friend blocks on the Home screen, Gamerscore leaderboards, club headers, and more. The new Xbox Avatars are expressive, creative and, most importantly, bring to life the community of fans they represent.
Director Stephen Stewart said: "Even though power cuts are rare, during times of heavy rain and flooding they become more likely". Further strong winds may bring down leaves and branches, increasing the likelihood of flooding due to blocked drains or culverts.
The Russian rocket, bound for the ISS, takes off from the launch pad at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome , Kazakhstan . Footage then cuts from the crew to an animation, while the rocket returns to Earth in a ballistic descent mode .
Death toll from Hurricane Michael rises to 6
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Michael Bloomberg re-registers as a Democrat
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Android creator is said to build AI phone that texts for you
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Here's what you need to know about the new Google Home Hub
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NOAA Says It’s Category 3 With 120 Mph Winds, Storm Surge
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McGregor suspended from UFC on medical grounds
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Gano's Field Goal Lifts Panthers Sinks Giants
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