Oh, for F...acebook: WhatsApp, critics spar over alleged 'backdoor' - The Register

Updated WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption can be potentially exploited by determined snoops to intercept and read encrypted messages, it was claimed today. Essentially, if an attacker can reroute a redelivered encrypted message, it is possible to ...

The Guardian alleges that WhatsApp has a "backdoor" that could be used to spy on users [Update] - Android Police

In what I am sure was on purpose due to it being Friday the 13th, some mild form of privacy panic has hit the world due to The Guardian's article this morning about a critical backdoor in WhatsApp. It postulates that, due to how encryption keys are ...

WhatsApp denies leaving backdoor to snoop on communications - RT

The developer WhatsApp, a popular communications tool that touts end-to-end encryption as one of its prime features, has denied deliberately leaving a backdoor for the government to snoop on users' communications. End-to-end encryption (E2EE) is a ...

WhatsApp's Alleged “Secret Backdoor” Is Actually A “Feature”, Company Claims - Fossbytes

Update (13:30 IST): Open Whisper Systems, whose Signal protocol is used in WhatsApp, has claimed that the “secret backdoor” story is not true. The ability to change the security keys for undelivered messages reduces users' burden in case the recipient ...

WhatsApp's reported vulnerability is actually a security feature - TechJuice (press release) (blog)

The reported “back door” which can give access to others to intercept WhatsApp messages is not a vulnerability but a security feature of encryption from WhatsApp. The Guardian's report on the backdoor which can allow Facebook and others to intercept ...

A critical flaw (possibly a deliberate backdoor) allows for decryption of Whatsapp messages -- UPDATED - Boing Boing

Update: Be sure to read the followup discussion, which explains Facebook's point of view, that this is a deliberate compromise, and not a defect, that makes the app more usable for a wide variety of users, while putting them to little additional risk ...

Whatsapp: Facebook's ability to decrypt messages is a "limitation," not a "defect" - Boing Boing

Facebook spokespeople and cryptographers say that Facebook's decision to implement Open Whisper Systems' end-to-end cryptographic messaging protocol in such a way as to allow Facebook to decrypt them later without the user's knowledge reflects a ...

WhatsApp Vulnerability Allows for Intercepting of Encrypted Messages [Report] - Technology Personalized

WhatsApp is one of the most widely used messengers across the universe and what better than the numbers which prove the point. That said the Facebook-owned company has been adding privacy features regularly and end to end encryption was one of ...

Whatsapp bug allows viewing of encrypted messages - BGR

Whatsapp's messaging app supposedly ensures strong end-to-end encryption, with the idea being that only the people involved in a conversation will ever be able to read the messages. But as it turns out, a programming bug — that Whatsapp has known ...