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Messaging apps’ web versions fall short of security standards

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Anyone believing that end-to-end encryption makes messaging apps impregnable is sadly mistaken. That’s the bad news. The good news is that it only affects the web versions of the two apps in question – which are arguably the lesser used ones. Check Point, an Israel-based security firm, has revealed that… Read more »

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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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WhatsApp, doc?

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A security researcher at Apple’s iOS mobile operating system has discovered that deleting, archiving or clearing WhatsApp chats does not necessarily wipe them out altogether. This could give law enforcers the chance to issue a warrant to obtain deleted WhatsApp chat logs. This phenomenon is not exclusive to WhatsApp, however,… Read more »

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WhatsApp rolls out encryption

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WhatsApp, owned by Facebook, has revealed that now all its messages can be completely encrypted. This is a very timely development set in the light of a well reported dispute between Apple and the FBI in the States over an encryption issue, and some cynics might point towards it being… Read more »

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WhatsApp web service under attack by malware

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A security flaw in the messaging service WhatsApp has been discovered. The bug is able to spread malware and ransomware so that victims end up having to pay to restore their own accounts. The breach apparently only affects the web-based service and as soon as it was discovered, a patch… 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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