How to prevent Pegasus malware from attacking your WhatsApp number

Cybersecurity Insiders

Last week, WhatsApp users worldwide were surprised by the news that Facebook is planning to sue an Israel based agency named NSO Group for snooping over 1400 users through Pegasus spyware and WhatsApp application.

Going by the details, the social media giant confirmed that a survey conducted by one of its associate company has discovered that NSO Group tried to exploit the video calling feature on WhatsApp by sending a malware named Pegasus Spyware in the phones of the said photo and video sharing application users.

However, the company facing the allegation says that its technology is not designed or licensed to be used in espionage-related activities and is solely used for white hat purposes by government agencies.

WhatsApp has issued a news update yesterday on the issue and said that users of its online messaging service can keep their smartphones safe from hackers by using the latest version of WhatsApp on their device and keeping their mobile operating system up to date to receive the latest security protective cover.

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