Crash WhatsApp Remotely

 

Crash WhatsApp
Crash WhatsApp

 

A Vulnerability has been discovered in the wildly popular messaging app WhatsApp, which allows anyone to remotely crash WhatsApp just by sending a specially crafted message, two security researchers reported ‘The Hacker News’.

This could help you remotely wipe all your conversation you never wanted one of your friends not to keep with them. So you can use this method and easily do that. If you face something in similar, make the chat archive and send it as a email will help u also keep the chats. You have to make it all the way rounds.

About Vulnerability

Two India based independent security researchers, Indrajeet Bhuyan and Saurav Kar, both 17-year old teenagers demonstrated the WhatsApp Message Handler vulnerability to one of our security analyst.


In a video demonstration, they showed that how a 2000 words (2kb in size) message in special character, copy it from FreakBIN or PasteBIN can crash Whatsapp messenger app. Previous it was discovered that sending a huge message ( greater than 7mb in size) on Whatsapp could crash victim device and app immediately, but using this new exploit attacker only need to send a very small size (approx 2kb) message to the victim.
According to the duo, the reported vulnerability has been tested and successfully works on most of the versions of Android Operating system including Jellybean, Kitkat, and all the below android versions.
Similarly, Any member of your WhatsApp group could intentionally send a specially crafted message to exit people from the group and delete the group. Also, for example, if I don’t want someone to keep records of my chat with them, then I can also send the same message exploit to the person.
The vulnerability has not been tested on iOS, but it is sure that all versions of WhatsApp including 2.11.431 and 2.11.432 are affected with this bug. Also the attack does not work on Windows 8.1.
You can update and download the latest WhatsApp version here.
Steps Again:
  1. Open WhatsApp
  2. Now Select your victim and open their conversation with you.
  3. Now copy the message from FreakBIN or PasteBIN.
  4. Paste the message and send it to victim.
  5. BOOM!
  6. They cannot open their chat/conversation with you ever till the time they clear or delete the chat.

Note: It will/might also crash your whatsapp and  you will also not able to open the chat till the time you delete them, if you want to keep the record of chat, try archive and email option from the outside chat of the victim. Also if you do the similar in groups, the group chats has to be deleted first. 3:)