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whatsapp exploit allows hackers to gain unauthorized access to devices
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An exploit was recently discovered which could allow hackers to gain unauthorized access to android devices by means of a simple, or not so simple gif image. This image contains malicious code which can enable anyone who sends the file to gain access to the phone without the user’s consent, since it maintains the same permissions as whatsapp is granted. Luckily, this vulnerability has been pattched but it’s hard not to wonder whether or not this is an example of foreshadowing in the world of technology. https://thehackernews.com/2019/10/whatsapp-rce-vulnerability.html
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