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Facebook patches a Messenger bug that allowed others to snoop on your calls

20/11/2020

We often joke around that hackers or government agencies are listening to our calls. Facebook just patched a bug that would’ve allowed anyone to snoop on your calls on Messenger. The bug was found by Google Project Zero researcher Natalie Silvanovich last month, and it affected Messenger‘s Android users. To...
We often joke around that hackers or government agencies are listening to our calls. Facebook just patched a bug that would’ve allowed anyone to snoop on your calls on Messenger. The bug was found by Google Project Zero researcher Natalie Silvanovich last month, and it affected Messenger‘s Android users. To start the attack, the hacker would have to initiate a call and send a specially crafted invisible message. Then they could listen to your audio, even if you don’t pick up the call.  Thankfully, this vulnerability was only exploitable in special circumstances and required specific tools. For instance, both the attacker and the… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook We often joke around that hackers or government agencies are listening to our calls. Facebook just patched a bug that would’ve allowed anyone to snoop on your calls on Messenger. The bug was found by Google Project Zero researcher Natalie Silvanovich last month, and it affected Messenger‘s Android users. To start the attack, the hacker would have to initiate a call and send a specially crafted invisible message. Then they could listen to your audio, even if you don’t pick up the call.  Thankfully, this vulnerability was only exploitable in special circumstances and required specific tools. For instance, both the attacker and the… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook
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