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Whatsapp requests UPnP [duplicate]

What info is taken when WhatsApp requests UPnP? Is it hacked? What does it do with UPnP? I have checked many websites but the answer is the same, that UPnP is harmful. But I want full details about ...
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Found an application (Whatsapp) initiating UPnP requests, is it something that I should worry about?

I have logged in into my router using the web interface. I was checking UPnP forwarding (which is enabled by default), and found out that whatsapp is initiating a UPnP request on port 65072. Is ...
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Is the Asus Router UPnP Media Server a Security Vulnerability?

I understand the security implications of general UPnP, but my router, an Asus RT-AC66U has an UPnP Media Server inside it, where I can stream all my media inside the pendrive attached to the router. ...
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How do you change the password of an IoT device like a DVR box?

The above picture is Brian Krebs responding with advice about protecting yourself from the IoT hacks. It's common advice given for protecting IoT devices from attacks like the Mirai botnet. My ...
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How UPnP is vulnerable if the attacker is not connected in the same network?

I read a lot about UPnP vulnerability and I understand it to some extent. What I don't understand is how attacker will attack if he is not connected to the same network. I read how attacker can do ...
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Is UPnP still insecure?

In today's world, on equipment that is properly updated to the latest software/firmware, is UPnP still insecure, or have its vulnerabilities been fixed?