How to Track Group Members In WhatsApp in Real Time

How to Track Group Members In WhatsApp in Real Time

The latest feature that was added in WhatsApp allows users to track their friends who are members of the same group, in real time. It was to be expected since the company has been working on new features tht were introduced in the beta version of the application for Android.

Soon, WhatsApp users will be able to revoke and edit sent messages on the Android version, as these features have already been tested on the iPhone beta version. It seems that the option to revoke/recall a message already appeared in WhatsApp version 2.17.25 and 2.17.26, which will allow users who change their mind after hitting Send, to revoke the message. In order to revoke a sent message, users will long press on it, but this will work only if the recipient hasn’t read the message yet. After that, they can edit text and resend it.

How to Track Group Members In WhatsApp in Real Time

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WhatsApp vulnerability exploited to infect phones with Israeli spyware

WhatsApp vulnerability exploited to infect phones with Israeli spyware

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Attackers have been exploiting a vulnerability in WhatsApp that allowed them to infect phones with advanced spyware made by Israeli developer NSO Group, the Financial Times reported on Monday, citing the company and a spyware technology dealer.

A representative of WhatsApp, which is used by 1.5 billion people, told Ars that company researchers discovered the vulnerability earlier this month while they were making security improvements. CVE-2019-3568, as the vulnerability has been indexed, is a buffer overflow vulnerability in the WhatsApp VOIP stack that allows remote code execution when specially crafted series of SRTCP packets are sent to a target phone number, according to this advisory.

According to the Financial Times, exploits worked by calling either a vulnerable iPhone or Android device using the WhatsApp calling function. Targets need not have answered a call, and the calls often disappeared from logs, the publication said.

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