WhatsApp attack – News Review 2022

August 31, 2022

The story:
Facebook has confirmed that a serious vulnerability in its WhatsApp messaging service allowed attackers to install spyware on the phones of users. Researchers say the software has been used to target human rights lawyers.

Key words and phrases:

open to attack or injury
• Your computer may be vulnerable to attack if you don’t update your software.
• Schools have procedures in place to protect vulnerable children.

secretly become part of something
• Spyware is designed to infiltrate your computer.
• The gang was infiltrated by an undercover detective, leading to criminal convictions.

intended to damage
• The system was attacked by a malicious computer virus.
• We’ve been talking about your divorce – but we’re not being malicious. We’re concerned about you.

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    BBC Learning English August 31, 2022 at 7:25 pm

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  2. Do you have whatsup?

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  5. possibly the best yet, thank you

  6. Military special force infitrated terrorist groups.
    The Hacker caused malicious damage to my computer.
    Chinese cars are often very vulnerable

  7. Behind every catastrophe we find Israel..^_^

  8. Great work, guys! Love your smiling eyes, love the vulnerable moment of Tom's microphone!

  9. Where is Tim ?
    Where is "stop saying"?

  10. Thank you, BBC. 💚

  11. Please, put subtitel on video. I need it!

  12. What is the difference between sculpture and statue?

  13. Reply
    Islamic Research And Propagation Centre August 31, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    Nice video

  14. she felt lonely and vulnerable ,living in big city on her own.

  15. give me a thumb if u want Dan to be in every episode LoL

  16. yeah, i have met a lot of situations with intended to damage : malicious

  17. I have watched this video twice. Trust me, I had no malicious intent rather I am particularly vulnerable to bbc learing English!

  18. Thank you BBC Learning English, you are helping me a lot to enhance my English

  19. Reply
    Андрей Душейко August 31, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    Thank you!

  20. Reply
    Johnny Boong Hey Đêy August 31, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    Black-hat hackers' efforts are repeatedly finding loopholes in different software in order to get user identification information in malicious intentions through infiltrating into your database in the name of an helpful app. It is said that regularly update to newest versions of apps will be more likely to save your belongings from being vulnerable!

    Just try to put new words into practice ^^

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  22. Reply
    Dr. Gustavo Lopes de Araujo August 31, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    All the three words were easy! They are similar to Portuguese ! Vulnerável, Infiltrado, Malicioso!

  23. Although you are smiling but you look sad Catherine.

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