Photos can be a malware attack!

Photos can be a malware attack!

 How sensitive are you to the security of your device? If you are very sensitive, you will not open a file or attachment from anywhere so easily.

You are always aware of the dangers of various types of cyberattacks such as phishing attacks or scams.

Therefore, before opening or downloading a file, you need to make sure at the outset about the person and purpose of sending it. But even if someone sends you a picture, you pay the same attention to Rs

Of course, when it comes to photos, you're not so focused on security. Just take the photo lightly and open it. Save to your album.

But in reality, it is an unhealthy practice. If those images are also melancholy, the result is just as deadly. It damages your device and steals data.

The latest example of this is the Instagram vulnerability revealed by the cybersecurity company Checkpoint this week.

In which it was revealed that any crafted picture can hijack the entire Instagram account. However, Facebook has recently claimed that it has brought a security patch for it.

Not only that, after the revelation of Checkpoint's Instagram Vulnerability, Facebook said that such a malicious photo could take over not only Instagram but the entire smartphone.

According to Checkpoint, even if such malicious photos are saved on the phone, the whole phone is attacked.

The POC attack revealed by Check Point that such malicious photos could be exchanged from popular platforms like iMessage, Android Messenger, and WhatsApp.

The content of such photos is so enticing that it forces people to save the photo. We are doing this trend most of the time. When saving an image, we save it and send it to the place where it works.

Ikram Ahmed of Check Point says that there may be malware like Trojan Horse inside to control your phone device.

Checkpoint discovered this kind of vulnerability on Instagram, but he warned that its presence could be on other popular platforms as well.

But on Instagram, the weakness was due to the open-source image parsing capability within the app.

If you receive any malicious picture in your message or social media app and just open it, your device will not be harmed.

But if you save it to your phone's storage, it can have deadly consequences.

Last year, when photos were saved to external storage from WhatsApp and Telegram, the damage it caused was revealed by Android Vulnerability.