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This is how attackers were able to spread spyware through WhatsApp with just a phone call

Earlier this week, it was reported that a vulnerability in Facebook’s popular WhatsApp messaging service made it possible for attackers to spread spyware to smartphones via phone calls made through the app.

To do so, hackers exploited a bug within WhatsApp known as a buffer-overflow vulnerability, which the company said it quickly fixed, the Financial Times first reported. A buffer overflow is exactly what its name implies; it’s an issue that can occur when an app is flooded with more data than it can store in its buffer, or temporary storage space.

Defenx PLC (LON:DFX), founded in 2009 and listed on the London Stock Exchange, is an up-and-coming company in the mobile security sector which offers a wide range of solutions for the protection of smartphones, desktop PCs and laptops.

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