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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

WhatsApp Security Flaws Can Fake Messages from You, and There’s No Fix

The WhatsApp messaging and Voice over IP service app owned by Facebook has received a lot of bad publicity lately because of its many security problems. (See https://tinyurl.com/privacy190809 for the past articles about WhatsApp that have been published in this blog.) Now a new security alert concerning WhatsApp is being circulated.

WhatsApp security flaws revealed by security researchers at this year’s Black Hat conference would allow someone to fake messages from you. Check Point Research says that it found no less than three different ways to exploit the latest vulnerability.

Details may be found in an article by Ben Lovejoy in the 9to5Mac web site at: https://9to5mac.com/2019/08/08/whatsapp-security-flaws/.

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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