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Cryptographer discovers 'backdoor' in WhatsApp - Deccan Chronicle;

Cryptographer discovers 'backdoor' in WhatsApp - Deccan Chronicle

Deccan ChronicleCryptographer discovers 'backdoor' in WhatsAppDeccan ChronicleBoth 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 ...and more »

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

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

PC MagazineWhatsApp: Encrypted Message Backdoor Reports Are 'Baseless'PC MagazineWhatsApp 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 ...and more »

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

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

Softpedia NewsWhatsApp Supposed Security Vulnerability Explained Step by Step in VideosSoftpedia NewsLast 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 ...and more »

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

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

Fox NewsWhatsApp vulnerability: Encryption backdoor or convenience feature?Fox NewsThe 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 ...and more »

WhatsApp security issue demonstrated on YouTube - Phone Arena;

WhatsApp security issue demonstrated on YouTube - Phone Arena

Phone ArenaWhatsApp security issue demonstrated on YouTubePhone ArenaOn 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 ...and more »

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

Why WhatsApp's 'Backdoor' Isn't a BackdoorThreatpostAccusations 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 ...and more »

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

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

Lexology (registration)What's up with WhatsApp? Your messages aren't that secure after allLexology (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 ...and more »

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

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

TCCFacebook Says WhatsApp 'Security Bug' Is 'Normal' Risk, But Is It?TCCFacebook 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 ...and more »

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

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

Emirates 24|7WhatsApp messages could be read without users knowing, says reportEmirates 24|7The 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 ...and more »

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

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

KonbiniYour WhatsApp Messages May Not Be So Private After AllKonbiniLast 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 ...and more »

The Whatsapp Scandal - ThisCantBeHappening!;

The Whatsapp Scandal - ThisCantBeHappening!

ThisCantBeHappening!The Whatsapp ScandalThisCantBeHappening!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 ...and more »

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

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

Mobile & AppsWhatsApp Messages & Calls Can Be Exploited; Facebook Calls the Security Risk 'Normal'Mobile & AppsFacebook'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 ...and more »

What's up with WhatsApp - PC Perspective;

What's up with WhatsApp - PC Perspective

PC PerspectiveWhat's up with WhatsAppPC PerspectiveBy 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.and more »

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

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

The GuardianWhatsApp vulnerability explained: by the man who discovered itThe 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 ...and more »

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

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

Naked SecurityWhatsApp 'backdoor' turns out to be known design featureNaked SecurityOn 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.and more »

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

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

Techpoint.ngCould this 'newly discovered' WhatsApp feature enable anyone to spy on you?Techpoint.ngYou 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 ...and more »

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

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

AndroidGuysWhatsApp's alleged „backdoor” is actually a design featAndroidGuysIf 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 ...and more »

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

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

The CanaryYes we should be concerned about the WhatsApp 'security bug'The CanaryWhatsApp 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 ...and more »

WhatsApp Denies Security Encryption Issue - PYMNTS.com;

WhatsApp Denies Security Encryption Issue - PYMNTS.com

PYMNTS.comWhatsApp Denies Security Encryption IssuePYMNTS.comWhatsApp 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 ...and more »

WhatsApp denies reports stating encrypted messages can be intercepted - Gizbot;

WhatsApp denies reports stating encrypted messages can be intercepted - Gizbot

GizbotWhatsApp denies reports stating encrypted messages can be interceptedGizbotWhatsApp 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 ...and more »