UAE telecom authority warns of WhatsApp security loophole

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UAE telecom authority warns of WhatsApp security glitch

 

DUBAI – If you’re using WhatsApp on your iPhone, you might be opening up to a security loophole that could open up your device to a host of issues, the UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority warned.

The telecom regulator said the loophole affects Apple’s iOS operating system and could allow malicious code that could trigger memory corruption and crashes.

Another issue could permit voice-activated Siri to interact with WhatsApp even if your phone is locked.

The TRA urged users to update to Whatsapp to version 2.22.111 or newer through the App Store. ICA/Expat Media


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