WhatsApp Web bug allows hackers to steal files from your computer

Multiple vulnerabilities in WhatsApp Web could have allowed hackers to steal files from a computer by sending a specially crafted message.

A cyber security researcher found out that WhatsApp Web was vulnerable to an open-redirect flaw that led to persistent cross-site scripting attacks. When the message was viewed over the browser, the flaw could have allowed attackers to execute arbitrary code in the context of WhatsApp’s web domain. When viewed through the desktop application, the malicious code runs on the recipients‘ systems.

 

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