WhatsApp is once again in the spotlight due to a new vulnerability found by two Spanish hackers that allows attackers to assume the sender’s identity. However, it’s a complicated bug and it’s not within reach for the average user.
This bug lets an attacker modify the sender of any WhatsApp message to pretend being someone else, such as a friend, and thus tricking them into visiting a link containing malware.
The vulnerability has been informed to the App’s representatives as their goal is to solve these problems to prevent their use by hackers with worse intentions. However, it’s a weakness that can be easily exploited by unscrupulous hackers.
Although it’s hard to use, the dangerous potential will force WhatsApp to take measures to solve this issue.