Guys the basic idea behind this question is to gather your thoughts on the below scenario:
I was listening to a news program and one of the cyber security researchers, actually a very senior guy, was the guest. He was warning about executable embedded Gif/Png images circulating in Whatsapp. He explains that anyone who open those images will trigger execution of the hidden payload and could result in loss of personal information.
Is it possible by any means to create a similar image, which I can send via whatsapp or any messenger. Once the victim opens it in Android/Ios the payload has to execute on the background with zero interaction from victim and steal his data. My awareness about android/ios tells such a scenario is not possible. I need your thoughts on this.
Would appreciate some inputs based on the mobile platform.