Another researcher at the same facility, Tavis Ormandy claims that the malware is so powerful that by just receiving the call from the attacker - the user's complete WhatsApp account can be compromised.
The bug report further mentions that both the Android and iPhone applications are affected by the flaw. The bug affects only the Android and iOS versions of WhatsApp because they use the Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) for video calling.
In the recent statement from the WhatsApp, it said that the company has now fixed this bug in all the devices of Android and iOS.
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The latest version of WhatsApp on both iOS and Android has been fixed and the video call bug issue related to the Whatsapp Video Call hack has been resolved. The WhatsApp for Web client was not at all affected since it utilizes WebRTC for video conferencing objective. The company took the issue very serious sensing the gravity of potential and fixed of which details are available on the public domain.
"WhatsApp cares deeply about the security of our users".
A WhatsApp employee said there was no evidence that hackers actually exploited the bug to launch attacks.
"That being said, WhatsApp has already patched the vulnerability, so users should be sure to update the app to prevent it from happening". "We publish a solution to the latest version of WhatsApp to solve this problem". It is yet to be known how many users were affected.
Earlier this month, Israeli cyber-security agency sent out a nation-wide security alert about a new method of hacking WhatsApp. Simply put, by just knowing your phone number, the hacker can get in your smartphone and access all the secret conversation.