Although rarely exploited, vulnerability testing reports on WhatsApp have become prevalent in the cybersecurity community. The most recent of these reports refers to multiple failures that could alter some aspects in the user interface.
It should be mentioned that the vulnerability testing report mentions that all the flaws discovered by Weizman are found in WhatsApp Web, the desktop version of the messaging service. Its exploitation would allow sophisticated phishing campaigns to be deployed, spread malware, and even some variants of ransomware, putting millions of users at risk.
Soon after, a WhatsApp spokesperson mentioned that the company, owned by Facebook, has already received the report, so the bugs were fixed shortly after: “The issue we addressed in the most recent update could have affected thousands of users of WhatsApp Web platform; we appreciate the security investigator’s report.”