WhatsApp encounters a dangerous security bug, Users across the World warned
ISLAMABAD - WhatsApp encounters a dangerous security bug, Users across the World warned against it.
While Facebook has already fixed the vulnerability, it could have leaked a lot of important and crucial information of people who use WhatsApp desktop application.
The WhatsApp desktop application's vulnerability was first reported by PerimeterX researcher Gal Weizman.
The report suggests that the bug majorly affected WhatsApp’s Mac or Windows app users who paired the app with an iPhone.
Upon digging up, the researcher reported that the security breach was within the Content Security Policy (CSP) of WhatsApp. This basically allowed Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks on the desktop app.
He further added, "CSP rules are super important and could have prevented a big part of this mess.If the CSP rules were well configured, the power gained by this XSS would have been much smaller."