Google Project Zero Security Investigator Natalie Silvanovich has revealed a critical security bug in the application WhatsApp. This error could allow a notorious hacker to make a video call and get full control over your messaging application.
Η reference for the error it says: "The attack can occur when the WhatsApp mobile application receives an inappropriate RTP (Real-Time Transport Protocol) package." This results in the crash of the WhatsApp application.
The Hacker News notes that WhatsApp's web client remains unaffected by the flaw, as he uses WebRTC for video calls instead of RTP.
The bug report also says that both Android and iPhone are affected by the flaw. It also describes the steps through which the attack is possible.
The latest version of WhatsApp has fixed the issue. The Android version received the fix on September 28 and the iPhone version on October 3. It goes without saying that you should update your apps if you have not done it in the last few weeks to be safe from the error.