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Researchers from CheckPoint have figured out a way to manipulate conversations in order to modify existing replies that were received, quoting a message so it appears that it came from another user who may not be part of the group, and sending private messages that can be seen by only one person in a group.
Launched back in 2017, WhatsApp Desktop is a Windows 10 app that acts as a wrapper for the WhatsApp web version and it can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store. Facebook-owned WhatsApp has just rolled a new update that aims to stop the spread of fake news by restricting the amount of people you can forward a message.
Facebook announced today that it removed 32 Facebook and Instagram accounts and pages for exhibiting behavior consistent a political influence campaign, which Facebook said it previously saw during the 2016 US Presidential Election.
A 77-page report released today by cyber-security firm Trend Micro explores the underground landscape of fake news, where anyone can buy influence and create artificial trends to serve personal interests.