Big WhatsApp security flaw - Update now

Jamie McKane

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Big WhatsApp security flaw - Update now

WhatsApp has confirmed that a dangerous voice call exploit allowed malicious parties to load NSO Group's Pegasus spyware onto Android and iOS devices.

NSO Group has stated that even if the user did not answer the malicious call, they were still vulnerable to be attacked by this exploit.
 
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Something is wrong:

WhatsApp fixed the issue on its servers on 10 May, and launched an update on 13 May to secure the vulnerability in its smartphone applications.
Yet from playstore:

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Does it not upgrade itself ?
I do not see any "update" option from the app itself ?
SO
HOW the flippin heck do you upgrade the darn thing ?
 

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When WhatsApp have a security issue (remote exploit) it's called a "flaw".
When Huawei have a security issue (telnet enable) it's called a "backdoor" by bloomberg.

Why is this issue not called a American backdoor?
 

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When WhatsApp have a security issue (remote exploit) it's called a "flaw".
When Huawei have a security issue (telnet enable) it's called a "backdoor" by bloomberg.

Why is this issue not called a American backdoor?
Because that would mean the Americans are just as crooked as the Chinese?
 

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Funny enough I just updated Telegram. Was thinking about deleting Whatsapp. Guess the decision is made.
 
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