Sunday, December 07, 2014

A major WhatsApp bug - remote crash

There is a major bug in the Android version of WhatsApp. The bug works until Version 2.11.432. Remote crashing someone's app certainly sounds catchy. Here is how it works - you have to send a 2 KB message of special characters to a WhatsApp user. Every time that person opens the conversation his/her WhatsApp will crash. The only solution to this is to delete the conversation. If you send it to a group, all the members will have to exit the group as the moment they will try to open it, the app will crash.

You can try it out yourself. Please note that shall not be held responsible for your actions. This information is for education purpose only.

Go to: and copy the raw data of special characters. Open WhatsApp and send it to a person whose WhatsApp you want to crash. The moment you send it, your app will crash too. Delete the conversation after sending the message. iPhone and Windows phone users are not vulnerable to this bug.


does not work anymore, checked on version 2.11.505

Thanks for notifying, all things come to an end.

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