Bug in Android shows false WhatsApp access to the microphone

A security flaw was reported in the privacy panel that allowed the application to access the microphone

A bug in Android is showing in the Privacy panel that the WhatsApp application unnecessarily accessed the mobile device’s microphone, a fact that Google is already investigating.

The Twitter engineer Foad Dabiri warned of a series of unnecessary accesses of the WhatsApp app to the microphone of his Pixel smartphone, at dawn and for several minutes each time, as he has shared through the social network.

WhatsApp suggested that it is a bug present in Android, not in its messaging application, which “attributes erroneous information in its privacy panel”, and for this reason they have contacted Google to solve it.

Google, for its part, confirmed that it is working with WhatsApp to solve this problem, as stated in the statement sent by a spokesperson to Engadget. The portal specialized in the news of WahtsApp WABetainfo already explained at the beginning of April that the messaging ‘app’ was showing “false positives” of accesses to the smartphone’s microphone.

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Source: Xataka

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