A week in security (October 10 – 16)

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The most important and interesting computer security stories from the last week.

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Critical WhatsApp vulnerabilities patched: Check you’ve updated!

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Two RCE vulnerabilities were patched in WhatsApp. Both vulnerabilities were video related and could be used to compromise your device.

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Don’t share the WhatsApp ‘Martinelli’ phone hacking alert: It’s a hoax

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We take a look at a persistent hacking hoax which has been bouncing around for a few years. Who, or what, is Martinelli?

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Massive Losses Define Epidemic of ‘Pig Butchering’

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2022 16:35:28 +0000

U.S. state and federal investigators are being inundated with reports from people who’ve lost hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars in connection with a complex investment scam known as “pig butchering,” wherein people are lured by flirtatious strangers online into investing in cryptocurrency trading platforms that eventually seize any funds when victims try to cash out.

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WhatsApp warns users: Fake versions of WhatsApp are trying to steal your personal info

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2022 15:09:44 +0000

We take a look at warnings of malware-infested WhatsApp downloads offered outside of the Google Play store.

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