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Terrifying bug in WhatsApp allows hackers to steal files. So get patching all nine of you using it on the desktop

Pascal Monett Silver badge

And here we go again

"JavaScript code stashed in a maliciously crafted banner can bypass protection mechanisms and access the local file system of the target"

JavaScript is a plague. It breaks URL links because companies want their precious pages to be just exactly so and display things through JS rather than a proper URL in the first place. It brings malware and hijacks the platform. It should be banned.

Thank God for NoScript.

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