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Cyber Attack in the form of MP4 File Downloads on WhatsApp

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If someone has sent you an MP4 file on WhatsApp, refrain from downloading it as hackers may use a critical vulnerability in the instant messaging application to execute a snooping attack on both Android and iOS devices.

The specially crafted MP4 file triggers the remote code execution (RCE) and denial of service (DoS) cyber attack.

“The vulnerability is classified as ‘Critical’ severity that affected an unknown code block of the component MP4 File Handler in WhatsApp,” reported gbhackers.com on Saturday.

Facebook has issued an advisory, saying “A stack-based buffer overflow could be triggered in WhatsApp by sending a specially crafted MP4 file to a WhatsApp user.”

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