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WikiLeaks gets its WhatsApp wires crossed

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As a result of the Wikileaks data dump, rumours abound that the CIA can compromise Signal, WhatsApp and any other encrypted chat apps. Fear not, this isn’t true. Due to the end-to-end encryption used by the leading messaging systems, no one can access a private message while it’s in transit… Read more »

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Viber joins the encrypted ranks

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Viber has joined the ranks of encrypted messaging services such as WhatsApp by offering total encryption to its millions of users. Unlike Facebook, Viber falls outside the reach of the new Encryption Bill currently proposed by the US Senate as it is an Israeli company. There is speculation that if… Read more »

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Whatsapp encryption flaw poses security risk for users

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It has been revealed that popular cross-platform IM service WhatsApp is flawed. A Dutch researcher claims that the company has not thought out its encryption solution as well as they should have and that users should be aware that their WhatsApp messages could be easily decrypted by attackers. WhatsApp allows… Read more »

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