Indian security agency warns WhatsApp users against high severity security flaws

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The Indian cybersecurity agency CERT-In has warned about new vulnerabilities found in the leading cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp could result in the breach of sensitive user data. The agency has thus released a high severity rating advisory and could be alarming for users still stuck with an old version of WhatsApp.

According to CERT-In, WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business for Android before v2.21.4.18 and WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business for iOS before v2.21.32 are susceptible to these flaws. The advisory issued by the agency detailing the criticality states that this vulnerability could “allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or access sensitive information on a targeted system.”

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