WhatsApp recently patched a ‘critical’ vulnerability in new and older versions of the application on both iOS and Android.
The Meta-owned company disclosed the bugs in a September update on their page on security advisories affecting the app and came to light on September 23.
These vulnerabilities are a matter of concern for those who do not update their WhatsApp apps frequently.
Perhaps you are one of the people who slack on the updates? Missing out on the latest features is okay, but leaving yourself open to security attacks is not.
According to WhatsApp, once those security walls are down, these bad actors can then install and run their own code onto your smartphone in what is known as “remote code execution.”
If you have not updated your WhatsApp recently, it is about time you do, otherwise, you risk exposing yourself to attacks.