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High Security Warning Issued For WhatsApp By Cyber Agency

Cyber Agency Found That a Security Issue Detected In Whatsapp Software

CERT-In cautioned users sharing that a vulnerability had been detected in software that has “WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business for both Android and iOS. High-Security Warning Issued For WhatsApp By Cyber Agency for this.

India’s cyber-security agency CERT-In on Saturday expressed concern over the detection of certain vulnerabilities in the social-media networking app- WhatsApp for both Android and iOS which could lead to a possible breach of sensitive information.

Issuing a ‘high severity rating’ advisory, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team cautioned users sharing that a vulnerability had been detected in software that has “WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business for Android before v2.21.4.18 and WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business for iOS before v2.21.32.”

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Multiple vulnerabilities are reported in WhatsApp applications which could allow a foreign attacker to execute arbitrary code or access sensitive information on a targeted system,” the advisory said.

“Successful exploitation of those vulnerabilities could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code or access sensitive information on a targeted system,” it added.

According to CERT-In, the vulnerabilities were a result of an alleged “cache configuration issue and missing bounds check within the audio decoding pipeline” within the WhatsApp applications.

The agency has urged all users to right away update the newest version of WhatsApp from the Google Play Store or iOS App Store to counter the vulnerability threat.

CCI Warning Issued For WhatsApp

The advisory comes days after the Competition Commission of India (CCI) told the Delhi supreme court that WhatsApp’s new privacy policy could lead to excessive data collection and “stalking” of consumers for targeted advertising to usher in more users.

“The Commission is of the clear opinion that the ‘take-it-or-leave-it nature of privacy policy and terms of service of WhatsApp and therefore the information sharing stipulations mentioned therein merit an in-depth investigation insight of the market position and market power enjoyed by WhatsApp,” it said.

The CCI has since January 2021 been looking into the small print of the privacy policy. The Facebook-owned messaging app has been embroiled in controversy over the past year with regards to the proposed policy and therefore the changes that it planned to introduce.

What Will Happen After This To Whatsapp

High-Security Warning Issued For WhatsApp By Cyber Agency. Then if Whatsapp is not focussing on the security of their users and resolving the issue then Cyber Agency can take strict action against Whatsapp.

If Whatsapp is not following it then it can even lead to the ban of Whatsapp, like TikTok was banned in India.

Whatsapp Is Insecure or Secure?

As a warning is issued by Cyber Agency to Whatsapp then we can imagine that Whatsapp has some errors for their user’s security.

This we can say proudly because Cyber Agency is not doing anything against anyone without clear and authentic proof against that organization.

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