WhatsApp 'backdoor' turns out to be known design feature - Naked Security

On Friday, The Guardian newspaper accused Facebook's WhatsApp messaging app of having a “backdoor” security vulnerability on the basis of a security issue revealed to it by researcher, Tobias Boelter of the University of California at Berkeley.

WhatsApp responds to vulnerable encryption claims - Clickonline.com

WhatsApp has responded to a report from The Guardian suggesting that the popular messaging app's encryption communication systems are vulnerable to interception. Parent company Facebook previously claimed that no one bar the sender and recipient ...

Could this 'newly discovered' WhatsApp feature enable anyone to spy on you? - Techpoint.ng

You might remember that Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $16 billion on February 19 2014, its largest acquisition to date. On January 13th 2017, the Guardian published an article alleging the presence of a security backdoor in the messaging platform ...

WhatsApp Denies Snooping Vulnerability - CCM

WhatsApp has denied reports claiming that its encrypted messages can be read using a backdoor method. (CCM) — WhatsApp has denied reports alleging that encrypted messages on its platform can be read or intercepted using a secret method. The rumor ...

WhatsApp's alleged „backdoor” is actually a design feat - AndroidGuys

If you own a smartphone you're probably familiar with WhatsApp – the popular mobile messaging service used by over 1 billion persons on a daily basis. The success seen by app has been attributed to a number of things, but one of them is security. Back ...

WhatsApp Denies Creating a Backdoor - Read IT Quik

WhatsApp, a free messaging and calling service, delivers communications by using the Internet. Facebook bought it for $22 billion in 2014 and it currently has more than one billion users. In April 2016, end-to-end encryption (E2EE) was introduced into ...

Yes we should be concerned about the WhatsApp 'security bug' - The Canary

WhatsApp is again under the spotlight for privacy issues. The Guardian reported on 13 January that a researcher from the University of California has found a security backdoor in the software. Through this backdoor it would be possible to intercept ...

WhatsApp messages could be read without users knowing, says report - AsiaOne

The Facebook-owned mobile messaging service WhatsApp is vulnerable to interception, the Guardian newspaper reported, sparking concern over an app advertised as putting an emphasis on privacy. The report said that WhatsApp messages could be read ...

Really! WhatsApp Denies Encrypted Messages Can Be Intercepted - Facts Herald

Whatsapp has completely denied that the encrypted messages on its platform can be read. They say that the design of the app relating to message delivery, new keys being generated for offline users to ensure messages to not to get lost in transit. On ...

WhatsApp Denies Security Encryption Issue - PYMNTS.com

WhatsApp may not be as secure as thought after a security issue in the messaging app has been identified that enables messages sent via encryption to be read. According to a report by The Guardian, while Facebook says WhatsApp messages can't be ...

WhatsApp messages can be intercepted by hackers - but one little switch can fix it - Irish Independent

WhatsApp has a gaping security hole in the middle of its app. But it can be easily fixed. Share. Email. Go To. Comments. An issue with the way that the app deals with the security keys central to its encryption mean that people can actually spy on ...

WhatsApp denies reports that a privacy 'backdoor' to user messages exists - Newstalk 106-108 fm

WhatsApp has moved to reassure its users that it does have the ability to snoop on conversations, following reports that its privacy system could be compromised. Security expert and cypherpunk Moxie Marlinspike is the founder of Open Whisper Systems ...

No backdoor snooping in WhatsApp, claims the company - CIOL

WhatsApp, the world's most popular messaging platform that also offers end-to-end encryption to its users has come under scanner after a report from Guardian said that the company is not completely protecting user privacy. The Guardian reported a ...

WhatsApp encryption vulnerable to backdoor - report - Telecompaper (subscription)

WhatsApp's claim of end-to-end encryption of messages over its app may be subject to abuse, according to a report from the Guardian. The security loophole was discovered by Tobias Boelter, a cryptography and security researcher at the University of ...

Tech leaders comment on WhatsApp's snooping vulnerability - ETCIO.com

A serious vulnerability was discovered in the Facebook-owned mobile messaging service WhatsApp. As per reports, WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption allows Facebook and others to intercept and read encrypted messages. Improper encryption key ...

Whatsapp Backdoor or Vulnerability? It is Possible to read your encrypted data! - Intabloid.com (blog)

Activists who campaign for freedom of speech, privacy and net neutrality have slammed Facebook owned Whatsapp for having a backdoor that will allow it to break in and read encrypted messages of a user. Facebook had previously claimed that no one can ...

NETWORK SECURITY Hacking Group Releases Trove of Malware Tools - CIO Today

A vulnerability in how Facebook-owned WhatsApp handles encrypted messages could allow someone besides the intended recipient to intercept and read a sender's private messages, according to a cryptography researcher at the University of ...

Is it still not safe to send messages through WhatsApp? - The Mobile Indian

A researcher report has now pointed out WhatsApp's poor implementation of end-to-end encryption for the data transferred across the messaging platform. If you remember, WhatsApp introduced end-to-end encryption in the year 2016 and was highly ...

WhatsApp Gets Business-Friendly; Should CXOs Worry? - CXOToday.com

Messaging app WhatsApp is reportedly set to bring structured messages for enterprises. According to a new report, the feature has been found in WhatsApp's latest updates on iOS, Windows and Android's beta app. However, according to a report published ...

WhatsApp doesn't have a backdoor for government snooping - Pc-Tablet Media

WhatsApp has denied the existence of backdoor to enable Governments to sneak into its encrypted system. Recently, there were rumors about the availability of a backdoor mechanism. The confirmation from the Facebook-owned messaging company has put ...