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Facebook Fixes WhatsApp Group Chat Security Issue

December 18, 2019

Facebook has fixed a bug in its WhatsApp chat platform that gave attackers a way to send a malicious group-chat message capable of repeatedly crashing the entire application for all members of a targeted chat group.

To regain access to the application, the victim would have had to uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp. Without re-installation, the user couldn’t return to the chat group because the app would repeatedly crash with each attempt.

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