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Encrypted messaging platform WhatsApp denies “backdoor” claim - TechCrunch

A security issue has been flagged in the hugely popular mobile messaging app WhatsApp that could allow for messages sent via the encrypted platform to be intercepted and read. The Guardian report, which describes the vulnerability as a “backdoor ...and more »

WhatsApp design feature means some encrypted messages could be read by third party - The Guardian

... • This article was originally published on 13 January 2017. It has been extensively amended (see endnotes) following a review by the Guardian's readers' editor. You can read his findings here. The design of Whatsapp trades off some security for ...and more »

Alleged WhatsApp bug disputed by security firm behind its encryption - The Daily Dot

A security researcher and cryptographer from the University of California has discovered a vulnerability in Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service that, if exploited, would allegedly allow a third party to snoop on the encrypted messages of over a ...and more »

WhatsApp messages may NOT be private: Major security flaw means governments and hackers could have access to ... - Daily Mail

WhatsApp is often discussed as one of the safest messaging service because it offers end-to-end encryption. This means if any message is intercepted, there would be no way to read it. But a security flaw allowing Facebook and others to intercept and ...and more »

There's No Security Backdoor in WhatsApp, Despite Reports - Gizmodo

This morning, the Guardian published a story with an alarming headline: “WhatsApp backdoor allows snooping on encrypted messages.” If true, this would have massive implications for the security and privacy of WhatsApp's one-billion-plus users ...and more »

Reported “backdoor” in WhatsApp is in fact a feature, defenders say - Ars Technica

The Guardian roiled security professionals everywhere on Friday when it published an article claiming a backdoor in Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service allows attackers to intercept and read encrypted messages. It's not a backdoor—at least as that ...and more »

Researcher: WhatsApp has 'bug' that could be exploited - USA TODAY

WhatsApp has a security bug that could allow encrypted messages to be intercepted from the popular messaging app that owner Facebook has said promises end-to-end encryption, security and privacy advocates say. WhatsApp, acquired by Facebook in 2014 ...and more »

There's no 'backdoor' in WhatsApp - CNNMoney

WhatsApp users were thrown into a panic Friday morning after a report claimed the service has a backdoor that could allow messages to be intercepted. But cryptography experts and WhatsApp say that claim is false -- people can continue using the app ...and more »

Should I be worried about WhatsApp security? - The Guardian

Why is there a trade-off in WhatsApp between security and usability, what is the Signal protocol, what does it mean for my privacy and are there any alternatives? whatsapp. Why could the trade-off in WhatsApp between usability and security be a problem ...and more »

WhatsApp vulnerable to snooping: report - Phys.Org

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