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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.

New WhatsApp Warning: Security Flaw Confirmed—1 Billion Users Told Update Apps Now

Still another security problem has been found in the encrypted WhatsApp messaging platform. (See for articles about WhatsApp’s past security issues.) Now a new bug has been disclosed, one that allows an attacker to use a malicious GIF image file to open a vulnerability in WhatsApp and potentially access user content. The bug was identified and shared by “technologist and information security enthusiast” Awakened on Github, with a detailed explanation of how it works.

Details may be found in an article by Zak Doffman in the Forbes web site at:

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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