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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office of Management & Finance

Bureau of Technology Services

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WhatsApp must be patched immediately

By Christopher Paidhrin

WhatsApp vulnerability (within the VOIP stack) that is leveraged by the audio call feature allows a bad actor to install spyware without any user action. The bad actor call also erases any trace of their malware-laden call.

--> If you use WhatsApp, please install the latest software update via your app store.

https://www.databreachtoday.com/attackers-exploit-whatsapp-flaw-to-auto-install-spyware-a-12480?rf=2019-05-14_ENEWS_ACQ_DBT__Slot1_ART12480&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWmpRMk1UaGhaV0V4TURWaiIsInQiOiJjakNOckRKRE9naUdVQysyakpIM2RBQjRBWTBlbktMUkdHcUNXRFFcL1VweEN4QnZhTTJhNUt1VFFzSURBY0ljcG8xNmUxVFg5NmtoUnBJT3NxUG1VdU5PN21JWkpGMTFOZFFyUGNBUXdoUlF4T2xDVVR2UUFVamVHRnVcLzdQZG9UIn0%3D