Whatsapp Vulnerability

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WhatsApp flaw allowed attackers to crash app via group chat message: Check Point Research
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WhatsApp flaw allowed attackers to crash app via group chat message: Check Point Research

The new vulnerability crashed the entire application and WhatsApp needed to be reinstalled to regain usage.

Facebook reports WhatsApp bug that could allow hackers to infect your phone via video file; update now
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Facebook reports WhatsApp bug that could allow hackers to infect your phone via video file; update now

The bug has been patched in the latest versions of WhatsApp, and was reported to India's CERT-IN.

Sonia Gandhi terms WhatsApp 'snooping' illegal, shameful; Randeep Surjewala asks Centre to reveal 'who bought' Pegasus spyware
Politics

Sonia Gandhi terms WhatsApp 'snooping' illegal, shameful; Randeep Surjewala asks Centre to reveal 'who bought' Pegasus spyware

Congress leaders slammed the government over WhatsApp spying incident with party president Sonia Gandhi dubbing the 'snooping' on activists, journalists and political persons as illegal, unconstitutional and shameful

WhatsApp claims it informed authorities about vulnerability in May 2019; govt sources say advisory full of 'technical jargon'
India

WhatsApp claims it informed authorities about vulnerability in May 2019; govt sources say advisory full of 'technical jargon'

WhatsApp claims it informed the Government of India about hacking in May 2019, however, government sources claim it was 'pure technical jargon' and didn't mention Pegasus spyware

WhatsApp hackers targeted top government officials of many US-allied countries
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WhatsApp hackers targeted top government officials of many US-allied countries

WhatsApp sued Israeli hacking tool developer NSO Group for spying on at least 1,400 users.

WhatsApp sues Israeli surveillance firm for spying on over 1,400 users via the app
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WhatsApp sues Israeli surveillance firm for spying on over 1,400 users via the app

WhatsApp said that 100 civil society members had been targeted, called it 'an unmistakable pattern of abuse.'

WhatsApp detected with a bug that let hackers steal your information using GIFs
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WhatsApp detected with a bug that let hackers steal your information using GIFs

WhatsApp has already fixed this issue in the update v2.19.244; make sure to update to the version.

WhatsApp was affected by a bug that allowed hackers to access private chats
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WhatsApp was affected by a bug that allowed hackers to access private chats

iOS users are advised by experts not to visit any unauthorised website to avoid this WhatsApp bug.

WhatsApp vulnerability allowed hackers to manipulate messages, sender identity
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WhatsApp vulnerability allowed hackers to manipulate messages, sender identity

The vulnerability allowed hackers to change the content of the message in the quoted text.

WhatsApp is reportedly vulnerable to a flaw that could allow hackers to edit messages
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WhatsApp is reportedly vulnerable to a flaw that could allow hackers to edit messages

Security researchers were able to intercept and manipulate the identity of senders and text.

WhatsApp to take legal action against entities forwarding bulk messages
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WhatsApp to take legal action against entities forwarding bulk messages

The violation of WhatsApp involves engaging in sending automated or bulk messages, or non-personal use of the platform.

WhatsApp tells govt officials that it acted quickly to curb impact of spyware: Report
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WhatsApp tells govt officials that it acted quickly to curb impact of spyware: Report

MeitY official had sought WhatsApp's clarification on the spyware that allowed perpetrators to snoop on users.

WhatsApp security breach: NSO Group says will investigate misuse of its spyware
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WhatsApp security breach: NSO Group says will investigate misuse of its spyware

WhatsApp told human rights groups it believed the spyware used was developed by NSO.

Several WhatsApp clones available online help bypass app's anti-spam controls
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Several WhatsApp clones available online help bypass app's anti-spam controls

At least three such WhatsApp clone tools were available on Amazon.com’s India website.

WhatsApp urges users to upgrade the app after a major security breach was detected
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WhatsApp urges users to upgrade the app after a major security breach was detected

The security breach allowed sophisticated attackers to sneak spyware into phones via a WhatsApp call.

WhatsApp security breach may have targeted human rights groups: Report
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WhatsApp security breach may have targeted human rights groups: Report

The attack had all the hallmarks of a private company working with governments on surveillance.

WhatsApp vulnerability allowed Israeli spyware to be injected onto phones: Report
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WhatsApp vulnerability allowed Israeli spyware to be injected onto phones: Report

WhatsApp is urging users to update to the latest version of the app to steer clear of the vulnerability.

WhatsApp privacy: Supreme Court seeks a response from centre, Trai and Facebook over data safety
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WhatsApp privacy: Supreme Court seeks a response from centre, Trai and Facebook over data safety

Supreme Court of India has sought a response from both the centre, Trai and Facebook with regards to a petition.

WhatsApp vulnerability allows spying on encrypted messages; privacy campaigners worried
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WhatsApp vulnerability allows spying on encrypted messages; privacy campaigners worried

A security backdoor which allows not just Facebook, but others as well to read the encrypted messages has been discovered in WhatsApp. Privacy campaigners have stated that this backdoor is a huge security threat to the freedom of speech. Also they have warned that government agencies could snoop in on conversations.