I have been reading articles about exploits which allows someone to send an MP4, PDF or other file type through WhatsApp or other service, which self-executes to install malware without any user click or intervention.
I know some of these security holes were patched by WhatsApp recently but presumably other holes remain.
What steps can an average user to take to prevent this? For example, I can turn auto-download off.
- Any other phone or WhatsApp settings?
- Scanning apps I can install which scan downloads for malware on Android?
- Any other steps?