How to secure your WhatsApp following latest attack

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Facebook recently revealed that an “advanced cyber actor” has been spying on some users of its WhatsApp messaging app, thanks to a zero-day vulnerability that allowed hackers to install spyware, silently, just by calling a victim’s phone.

Even though the vulnerability is fixed, Sophos informs that there’s a good chance your app’s already updated itself, but this is a serious vulnerability so we advise you to check all the same.

To ensure your WhatsApp is secure one should:

If you have iOS. Go to App StoreUpdates. If WhatsApp has automatically updated it will say Open next to it, so you don’t need to update it. If it says Update, tap to install the latest version. To check the current version number, go to SettingsHelp in the app itself. [Version number at 2019-05-14T22:00Z was 2.19.51].

If you have Android. Go to Google Play storeMy Apps & Games in the menu. If WhatsApp has automatically updated it will say Open next to it, so you don’t need to update it. If it says Update, tap to install the latest version. To check the current version number, go to SettingsHelp App Info in the app itself. [Version number at 2019-05-14T22:00Z was 2.19.134].

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