A vulnerability in WhatsApp has just been discovered that could allow attackers to obtain access to your device and steal data just by sending you a malicious GIF file. In order for the attack to work all you have to do is receive the animated GIF file. You don't have to do anything else. It is that simple.
Please update WhatsApp to the latest version urgently. You need to be running version 2.19.244 or later in order to be protected from this exploit.
Please spread the word about this exploit as at the moment over 1 Billion phones are vulnerable and the only way to be safe is to make sure you are running version 2.19.244 or later.
Please let me know if you need any help in relation to this.
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