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How Check Point says Hackers can gain remote access to WhatsApp and Telegram
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How Check Point says Hackers can gain remote access to WhatsApp and Telegram

“The exploitation of this vulnerability starts with the attacker sending an innocent looking file to the victim, which contains malicious code, Once the user clicks to open it, the malicious file allows the attacker to access WhatsApp’s and Telegram’s local storage, where user data is stored” Check Point explaining in a blog post the security vulnerability affecting WhatsApp and Telegram Instant messenger people the web Browser version of WhatsApp or Telegram isn't safe. Security firm Check Point reported on March 15th 2017 that they had found a security vulnerability that let hackers to take over user accounts. This means hacker could potentially see: Conversations Photos Videos Contacts Shared files It’s bad enough that Whatsapp may already be selling out E2E...
Why Viber and WhatsApp going E2EE as Telecom Providers need encryption
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Why Viber and WhatsApp going E2EE as Telecom Providers need encryption

Looks like an encryption battle is looming in Silicon Valley! As of Tuesday April 19th 2016, Viber, the VoIP and mobile Social Network wannabee, has implemented end-to-end or E2EE encryption on all their communications as per their blog post Giving Our Users Control Over Their Private Conversations. E2EE will be rolling out to the rest of the World in the next few weeks, so all users, not just Americans, will have their observations protected. So why are they doing this at this time? Viber implements E2EE - Apple and FBI tussle makes WhatsApp go Dark on the Net Their action follows those of Apple and more recently WhatsApp who have now implemented end-to-end encryption on all their communications. In February 2016, Apple and the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigations) ...