A critical vulnerability in the WhatsApp messaging app for Android and iOS was fixed today that could have been activated simply by a user answering a call.
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.
Car parts manufacturer Continental, one of Germany's biggest companies, has banned the use of the WhatsApp and Snapchat apps on employees' work phones.
Several advocacy groups have banded together for a campaign that calls upon the US Federal Trade Commission to intervene and break up Facebook into smaller companies —and more specifically to split off the Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp services from the mother company.
Phishing threats are currently targeting your credentials for Apple, Facebook, Gmail, and more. In this roundup we detail some of the current Phishing threats active on the Internet.
Police in South Wales employed a pioneering fingerprint technique which led to the conviction a drug ring. An image of a man holding ecstasy tablets in his palm was discovered on the cell phone of one of the detained suspects. It was then sent to the Scientific Support Unit of the South Wales Police.
Russian officials said they are considering a ban on Facebook for the start of 2018 unless the social network is willing to comply with the country's new privacy and user protection rules.
WhatsApp and Telegram have patched their respective web clients against a common security flaw discovered by researchers from Israeli firm Check Point, a security issue that would have allowed an attacker to take over user accounts and spy on conversations or steal user account data.
Security researcher Tobias Boelter has discovered a bug in the encrypted communications system used by WhatsApp that allows a determined third-party actor, possibly Facebook, to intercept encrypted messages.