A serious vulnerability in “Facebook Messenger” that allows spying on users


The source said that an expert in Cybersecurity Unearthed a security vulnerability that “hackers” were using to spy on users using phones running the operating system Android.

The expert informed the company.Facebook“This loophole was last month, but it was only corrected this week.

Natalie Silvanovic, a researcher in the “Project Zero” safety team, said in a tweet on her account on Twitter, That Facebook granted her a reward of $ 60,000 after she contributed to reporting the defect.

In order to capture the victim, the intruder must initiate a voice call that includes an invisible (in-call) code designed specifically for the purpose of PenetrationThen he can listen to the victim’s voice even if he doesn’t answer the call.

“This report is among the top three rewards we have for errors and loopholes,” Facebook said in a statement, reflecting its potential significant impact.

In 2018, Silvanovic discovered a vulnerability in واتساب, Allows attackers to hack into any phone after the user responds to video call.


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