The desktop version for the encrypted communications app Signal does not provide protection for the data it handles during the update procedure, saving it locally as unencrypted plain text.
Roskomnadzor, Russia's telecommunications watchdog, has filed today a lawsuit against instant messaging app Telegram, asking a Moscow court to rule in favor of restricting access to the service inside Russia's borders.
Security researchers have found a new Android malware strain that has been designed to steal data from mobile instant messaging clients.
The Tor Project announced today plans to discontinue Tor Messenger, the organization's security-hardened instant messaging application.
Users across several countries are being targeted in a campaign that delivers a new strain of malware named Digmine that installs a Monero cryptocurrency miner and a malicious Chrome extension which helps it propagate to new victims.
The European Commission, through the voice of EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova, announced plans to find a way for law enforcement to access data exchanged via encrypted instant messaging services, such as WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, and others.