Hurray..WhatsApp kills hackers..Know details

New Delhi, October 11: Facebook-owned WhatsApp messenger on Wednesday its fixed its latest bug on its messaging platform that allowed hackers to take over users' app when they answered an incoming video call.

ZDnet a renowned tech website reported that the bug which affected WhatsApp applications on iOS and Android smartphones was actually discovered in late August and was fixed by Facebook in early October.

WhatsApp has over 1.3 billion users, out of which around 250 million are in India. The messaging app is apparently one of the best chatting app and the company regularly adds features to make the service more useful and fun.  

"We regularly engage with security researchers from around the world for WhatsApp safety and reliability. We immediately issued a fix to the latest version of WhatsApp to resolve this bug issue," WhatsApp said to a media company.

"There was no evidence that hackers actually exploited the bug to launch attacks", a WhatsApp employee familiar with dealing of the issue said 

News24 Bureau