WhatsApp has disclosed and fixed a massive security flaw within the electronic messaging platform.

As reported by ZDNet, the flaw allowed attackers to require over anyone’s WhatsApp account by merely calling them using a video call.

Why you must never have answered a WhatsApp video call from an unknown

If a WhatsApp user answered the decision, the attackers might take over their account using an unshapely real-time Transport Protocol packet.

This corrupted the WhatsApp app’s heap memory, and therefore the attacks can be used against each iOS and Android users.

Google security researcher Natalie Silvanovich found the bug in August, and WhatsApp fixed it on twenty-eight September for android. WhatsApp for iOS was set on three October.

Fortunately, there aren't any reported cases of the exploit getting used against regular users – however, those that don't answer calls from unknown contacts probably saved themselves from the attack.