here is what it is advisable to do

The giant WhatsApp has announced that it has suffered a security breach deemed “critical” affecting the application on Android devices. But this problem has just been solved, as confirmed by the company, because the latest version allowed certain “hackers” to install software remotely on a victim’s device during a video call.

While the company spokesperson said they saw no evidence of exploitation, the issue stems from the fact that the malware attempted to perform a computing process without sufficient space in memory. With the consequence: data overflow, and therefore potentially malicious code.

Concretely, the “bug” was in “Video Call Handler” and could have been triggered, in order to take control of the victim’s device. The company adds that it is still advisable to update the application.