Cryptographer discovers 'backdoor' in WhatsApp - Deccan Chronicle

Both WhatsApp and Facebook denied this saying “WhatsApp does not give governments a “backdoor” into its systems. WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption relies on the generation of unique security keys, using the Signal protocol that are traded and verified ...

WhatsApp: Encrypted Message Backdoor Reports Are 'Baseless' - PC Magazine

WhatsApp this week denied that its app provides a "backdoor" to encrypted texts. SecurityWatch A report published Friday by The Guardian, citing cryptography and security researcher Tobias Boelter, suggests a security vulnerability within WhatsApp ...

WhatsApp Supposed Security Vulnerability Explained Step by Step in Videos - Softpedia News

Last week, there was talk about a supposed vulnerability in WhatsApp, one that could potentially compromise messages sent through the platform. Tobias Boelter, a cryptography and security researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, discovered ...

WhatsApp vulnerability: Encryption backdoor or convenience feature? - Fox News

The government, it turns out, could intercept WhatsApp texts if it wanted to, a new report revealed a few days ago. That's even if Facebook's most popular chat app is end-to-end encrypted. Some people have called this feature an encryption backdoor ...

WhatsApp security issue demonstrated on YouTube - Phone Arena

On Friday, the Guardian posted a story that uncovered what appears to be a serious security issue with the WhatsApp messaging service. According to multiple security experts, exploiting the service's encryption system could allow for third-parties to ...

Why WhatsApp's 'Backdoor' Isn't a Backdoor - Threatpost

Accusations that WhatsApp has a backdoor intended for eavesdropping on user messages is being loudly rebuked by Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Open Whisper Systems, the company that developed the underlying encryption technology for the platform ...

What's up with WhatsApp? Your messages aren't that secure after all - Lexology (registration)

Early last year, we featured an article discussing the use of end-to-end encryption, highlighting that there is a general trend in the market towards messaging services adopting this technology. This is partly in response to concerns many of us have ...

Facebook Says WhatsApp 'Security Bug' Is 'Normal' Risk, But Is It? - TCC

Facebook Inc's (NASDAQ:FB) WhatsApp might not be as safe as the company says, as a security backdoor was discovered in the software by a researcher. The researcher that found the 'security bug' on January 13 was from University of California. This bug ...

WhatsApp messages could be read without users knowing, says report - Emirates 24|7

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 ...

Your WhatsApp Messages May Not Be So Private After All - Konbini

Last week, the media reported a new weakness in WhatsApp, one of the most widely used encrypted chat apps in the world. The weakness was described as as a security backdoor into WhatsApp's systems that would enable Facebook, government agencies ...

The Whatsapp Scandal - ThisCantBeHappening!

Since adding the feature in April, 2016, the Whatsapp app (or really its parent, Facebook) has paraded its "end to end encryption" as the reason to use it above all other smartphone message applications. It can handle calls, messages, video, files and ...

WhatsApp Messages & Calls Can Be Exploited; Facebook Calls the Security Risk 'Normal' - Mobile & Apps

Facebook's WhatsApp took a step further to protect its users' privacy by encrypting all messages and calls made using their app. ( Rahul Kumar/YouTube Screenshot ). Facebook's WhatsApp took a step further to protect its users' privacy by encrypting all ...

What's up with WhatsApp - PC Perspective

By now you will have seen a headline screaming something about the security of Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service, ranging from somewhere between a backdoor purposefully inserted into the app to a complete denial of any security risk at all.

WhatsApp vulnerability explained: by the man who discovered it - The Guardian

'Despite WhatsApp's recent public statements, the vulnerability cannot be avoided by verifying fingerprints or checking a checkbox in the WhatsApp settings.' Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters. WhatsApp ...

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.

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'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 ...

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 had found a security backdoor in the software. Through this backdoor, it would be possible to intercept ...

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 denies reports stating encrypted messages can be intercepted - Gizbot

WhatsApp has denied reports that encrypted messages on its platform can be read or intercepted, saying that since April 2016, WhatsApp messages and calls are end-to-end encrypted by default. WhatsApp denies reports stating encrypted messages can be ...