* Posts by Ben 21

3 posts • joined 14 May 2019

It's 2019 and a WhatsApp call can hack a phone: Zero-day exploit infects mobes with spyware

Ben 21

Re: Latest version on iOS AppStore still isn't fixed

Ok, the latest version is there, but it's not in the iOS "Updates" tab.

Instead search for WhatsApp as if you're installing it for the first time. Then you'll see the newer version 2.19.51, and can update.

It looks like Apple need to improve the AppStore for getting urgent fixes out. How many people updated WhatsApp in the AppStore and assumed everything is ok when they still had the vulnerable version?

Ben 21

Re: Changelog for the update

Aha - the iOS AppStore "updates" tab seems to be out of sync with the "search" tab.

If you search for WhatsApp as if you were installing it for the first time, it shows the latest version and you can press "update".

But the "updates" tab is lagging behind and only shows the older version which isn't fixed.

To see what's actually installed, launch WhatsApp, and press Settings -> Help, and the version is displayed at the top of the screen.

Ben 21

Latest version on iOS AppStore still isn't fixed

I just updated my iphone, but the version i got is still vulnerable v2.19.50. Is this just me? Or is everyone updating to a still-vulnerable version?

Check the CVE here https://www.facebook.com/security/advisories/cve-2019-3568, and check what version you actually have.

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