Advertisement


Advertisement

Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
General News Beware! An emoji-filled message can crash WhatsApp on Android
Advertisement
#1
[img=0x0]http://st1.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/whatsapp-android-stock.jpg[/img]


A security researcher has found another way someone could crash WhatsApp on your smartphone. Something as simple as sending an emoji-filled message could potentially crash the app.

India-based researcher Indrajeet Bhuyan says that if someone using WhatsApp Web sends you a message with 5,000 emojis, it will crash the messaging app, Independentreports. Once the app crashes, the only way to again start using it is by deleting all messages and re-opening the conversation.

WhatsApp currently has a character limit of 6,000 intended to avoid people sending long messages. But the researcher says that a message with 4,500 characters can severely slow the app, while a message with 5,000 emojis will completely crash it.

The vulnerability seems like a perfect attack, since the message that crashed the app in the first place needs to be deleted to get the app working again. The researcher also says that this vulnerability is only restricted to the Android app. The researcher also says that such a message will affect the iOS app, but not enough to crash it.

The Facebook-owned company currently has over 900 million monthly active usersglobally.

http://www.bgr.in/news/beware-an-emoji-f...n-android/
___________________________________________
Airtel Digital HD Recorder / Kerala Vision Digital TV
Reply
Thanks given by:
Advertisement
Advertisement




Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  General News: Microsoft is bringing Android App support to Windows 10: Report nairrk 0 86 11-30-2020, 06:43 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: WhatsApp Disappearing Messages feature now available in India: How to use it on Android, iOS nairrk 0 104 11-24-2020, 07:20 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Whatsapp to soon introduce the ability to mute videos before sending, posting nairrk 0 138 11-20-2020, 07:46 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: WhatsApp adds a Shopping Button inside WhatsApp Business Chats nairrk 0 176 11-11-2020, 07:48 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: WhatsApp Bulk Delete Feature released: How to use it? nairrk 0 201 11-04-2020, 12:21 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: WhatsApp disappearing messages soon to become reality nairrk 0 188 11-03-2020, 10:35 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: WhatsApp gets a new feature that lets users mute a chat forever nairrk 0 214 10-26-2020, 07:38 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: How to stop WhatsApp images and videos from getting stored in phone memory? nairrk 0 210 10-13-2020, 06:58 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: WhatsApp Beta brings Always Mute, Media Guidelines and other new features nairrk 0 209 10-01-2020, 06:22 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: WhatsApp or anybody else cannot read your chats, assures highest privacy standards.. nairrk 0 138 09-25-2020, 06:13 PM
Last Post: nairrk

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
Advertisement