It has been reported that a new bug has been disclosed; one that allows an attacker to use a malicious GIF image file to open a vulnerability in WhatsApp and potentially access user content. The bug was identified and shared by “technologist and information security enthusiast” Awakened on Github, with a detailed explanation of how it works. Essentially, the bug relies on an attacker pushing the malicious GIF file to the victim’s device through any channel. That could be WhatsApp or email or any other messaging platform. With the GIF on the device, when the victim opens the gallery within WhatsApp to send any image—not necessarily the malicious one—the hack triggers and the device and its contents become potentially vulnerable.