WhatsApp ‘Exploited’ By Hong Kong Police To Collect Intelligence—Accounts Suspended

WhatsApp ‘Exploited’ By Hong Kong Police To Collect Intelligence—Accounts Suspended

In another blunt message to China, Facebook has slapped down attempts by the police in Hong Kong to use its WhatsApp messaging platform to collect intelligence on the pro-democracy protests.

US border officials are increasingly denying entry to travelers over others’ social media

US border officials are increasingly denying entry to travelers over others’ social media

Because WhatsApp automatically downloads received images and videos to a user’s phone, any questionable content — even sent unsolicitedly — under a border official’s search could be enough to deny the traveler entry.

WhatsApp security flaws can fake messages from you

WhatsApp security flaws can fake messages from you

Check Point Research says that it found three different ways to exploit the vulnerability, including the ability to put words in your mouth.

A Multimillionaire Surveillance Dealer Steps Out Of The Shadows . . . And His $9 Million WhatsApp Hacking Van

A Multimillionaire Surveillance Dealer Steps Out Of The Shadows . . . And His $9 Million WhatsApp Hacking Van

The mythically themed malware was coded by NSO Group, a company Dilian is closely associated with: His first surveillance business, Circles, merged with NSO in 2014, when U.S. private equity firm took control of both for a total of $250 million.

5 Encrypted Messaging Apps Doing A Better Job Than WhatsApp

5 Encrypted Messaging Apps Doing A Better Job Than WhatsApp

Loki Messenger is an open source and decentralized encrypted messaging service using blockchain technology to secure user data.The decentralized nature of blockchain technology allows the Loki Project to create a privacy suite enabling users to interact securely with the internet, encompassing encrypted messaging services, forums, online marketplaces and social media platforms.

Facebook could soon be snooping on your encrypted WhatsApp messages under plans to moderate content

Facebook could soon be snooping on your encrypted WhatsApp messages under plans to moderate content

Facebook revealed its plans to transfer content moderation from human-staffed data centres to on-device, AI-powered systems in a presentation at the firm's F8 annual developer conference on May 1, 2019.The proposed concept would appear to see content moderation executed on user messages directly within WhatsApp, prior to their encryption — with the filtering algorithms themselves being regularly updated from a central source.

Zuckerberg Plans to Wiretap Whatsapp. He’ll Do the Same to Libra

Zuckerberg Plans to Wiretap Whatsapp. He’ll Do the Same to Libra

Facebook will do the same thing with its new currency, Libra , scanning transactions through the Calibra wallet. According to a Forbes report, Facebook is experimenting with a blacklist filter and content-scanner for WhatsApp. The algorithm would read messages before they are sent and detect suspicious activity.

British spies want 'backdoor' access to encrypted Facebook and WhatsApp messages

British spies want 'backdoor' access to encrypted Facebook and WhatsApp messages

New Home Secretary Priti Patel, pictured last week in London, is having discussions with Britain's Five Eyes intelligence allies about combating cyber threats and having better access to encrypted messages.

FTC fines Facebook $5 billion, imposes new privacy oversight

FTC fines Facebook $5 billion, imposes new privacy oversight

In addition to the $5 billion fine, which goes straight to the US Treasury, the new order requires Facebook to establish and adhere to a new governance structure for reviewing user privacy on its services, including Instagram and WhatsApp. The company's board of directors must form an independent privacy committee, removing "unfettered control" of decisions affecting user privacy from CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Israeli spyware used in WhatsApp hack 'can secretly snoop on your Apple, Facebook and Google data'

Israeli spyware used in WhatsApp hack 'can secretly snoop on your Apple, Facebook and Google data'

Potential customers of the Israeli company NSO's hacking software have allegedly been told that the technology can now "surreptitiously scrape all of an individual's data from the servers of Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft".

25 Million Android Phones Infected With Malware That 'Hides In WhatsApp'

25 Million Android Phones Infected With Malware That 'Hides In WhatsApp'

Jaap Arriens/NurPhotoAs many as 25 million Android phones have been hit with malware that replaces installed apps like WhatsApp with evil versions that serve up adverts, cybersecurity researchers warned Wednesday.

U.S. May Outlaw Messaging Encryption Used By WhatsApp, iMessage And Others, Report

U.S. May Outlaw Messaging Encryption Used By WhatsApp, iMessage And Others, Report

Which is why when Politico reported that "senior Trump administration officials met on Wednesday [June 26] to discuss whether to seek legislation prohibiting tech companies from using forms of encryption that law enforcement can’t break," it was of real significance, "a provocative step that would reopen a long-running feud between federal authorities and Silicon Valley.".

WhatsApp Begins Move to Ban GB WhatsApp Users

WhatsApp Begins Move to Ban GB WhatsApp Users

The following steps will help you switch from the app’s clones to the original WhatsApp with all your chat data intact as if nothing even ever happened;.

WhatsApp assisting police in Hayez investigation

WhatsApp assisting police in Hayez investigation

WhatsApp has published Information for Law Enforcement Authorities that outlines the kinds of information they can disclose when they receive a valid legal request. WhatsApp respond to government requests for data in accordance with applicable law and their terms of service.

The U.S. Government Is Utterly Inept at Keeping Your Data Secure

The U.S. Government Is Utterly Inept at Keeping Your Data Secure

The revelations that NSA hackers and Border Patrol data-trackers had played themselves came on the heels of potentially worse news for wired Americans: An Israeli coding firm also admitted last month that its spyware was being deployed by hackers to attack WhatsApp users and gain access to their phones.

Encrypted messages are under attack: The crypto wars continue.

Encrypted messages are under attack: The crypto wars continue.

Seehofer, the German Secretary of the Interior, wants to force encrypted messenger services like WhatsApp, Threema, Signal, Wire, Telegram, and Apple's iMessages to decrypt messages for the German authorities upon request.

A German minister wants access to your encrypted WhatsApp and Telegram messages

A German minister wants access to your encrypted WhatsApp and Telegram messages

Because according to Spiegel Online, the country’s Federal Interior Minister, Horst Seehofer, wants encrypted messaging services like WhatsApp and Telegram to provide chat logs in plain text to the authorities.

Apple and WhatsApp condemn GCHQ plans to eavesdrop on encrypted chats

Apple and WhatsApp condemn GCHQ plans to eavesdrop on encrypted chats

“Second, in order to ensure the government is added to the conversation in secret, GCHQ’s proposal would require messaging apps, service providers, and operating systems to change their software so that it would 1) change the encryption schemes used, and/or 2) mislead users by suppressing the notifications that routinely appear when a new communicant joins a chat.”.

Germany mulls giving end-to-end chat app encryption das boot: Law requiring decrypted plain-text is in the works

Germany mulls giving end-to-end chat app encryption das boot: Law requiring decrypted plain-text is in the works

According to Der Spiegel this month, the Euro nation's Ministry of the Interior wants a new set of rules that would require operators of services like WhatsApp, Signal, Apple iMessage, and Telegram to cough up plain-text records of people's private enciphered chats to authorities that obtain a court order.

WhatsApp Announces That It Will Start Showing Ads in 2020

WhatsApp Announces That It Will Start Showing Ads in 2020

‘InstaStories’ on Instagram and ‘Facebook Stories’ on Facebook have ads that appear while the user is tapping or swiping through the videos and pictures.

German Minister Wants Secure Messengers To Decrypt Chats

German Minister Wants Secure Messengers To Decrypt Chats

Germany's Interior Minister Horst Seehofer purportedly wants to force messaging providers such as WhatsApp, Telegram, and Threema to provide plain text chats to law enforcement agencies on a court order as reported by Der Spiegel and from a number of other German news outlets.

With Whatsapp’s Security Being Questioned, What’s the Alternative?

With Whatsapp’s Security Being Questioned, What’s the Alternative?

“Here at ATRONOCOM we’re simply looking to provide our users with the best service possible, and secure messaging is a huge part of that,” concluded Koller.

'WhatsApp will never be safe': Telegram boss attacks Facebook-owned messaging app

'WhatsApp will never be safe': Telegram boss attacks Facebook-owned messaging app

A huge security flaw with WhatsApp that compromised the privacy of 1.5 billion users this week will not be the last and may not even be the worst incident of its kind, the founder of rival messaging app Telegram has warned.

Israeli firm linked to WhatsApp spyware attack faces lawsuit

Israeli firm linked to WhatsApp spyware attack faces lawsuit

The Israeli firm linked to this week’s WhatsApp hack is facing a lawsuit backed by Amnesty International, which says it fears its staff may be under surveillance from spyware installed via the messaging service.

How Hackers Broke WhatsApp With Just a Phone Call

How Hackers Broke WhatsApp With Just a Phone Call

But a new Financial Times report alleges that the notorious Israeli spy firm NSO Group developed a WhatsApp exploit that could inject malware onto targeted phones—and steal data from them—simply by calling them.

Telegram Creator acuses Whatsapp of having backdoors for syping

Telegram Creator acuses Whatsapp of having backdoors for syping

Despite the cyphering added after Telegram was launched, Durov affirms that this was all a marketing idea, because the key in decyphering the messages is in the hands of foreign governments such as Russia.

NSO owner tells Amnesty it will prevent abuse of spyware linked to WhatsApp breach

NSO owner tells Amnesty it will prevent abuse of spyware linked to WhatsApp breach

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - NSO Group’s owner said it will do whatever necessary to ensure the Israeli firm’s spyware does not undermine human rights, after Amnesty International sought to revoke the export license for NSO, which has been linked to a WhatsApp breach.

WhatsApp Users Under Surveillance Attack

WhatsApp Users Under Surveillance Attack

It is confirmed that hackers have been able to remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices, by taking advantage of a major flaw in what they discovered in messaging app, WhatsApp. WhatsApp is one of Facebook’s family apps, and Facebook’s challenges with privacy and data breaches has been a matter of public show over the last couple of months, as such, this goes on to add to the larger corporate entity’s headaches.

WhatsApp urges users to update app after discovering spyware vulnerability

WhatsApp urges users to update app after discovering spyware vulnerability

WhatsApp is encouraging users to update to the latest version of the app after discovering a vulnerability that allowed spyware to be injected into a user’s phone through the app’s phone call function.

WhatsApp exploit let attackers install government-grade spyware on phones

WhatsApp exploit let attackers install government-grade spyware on phones

“WhatsApp encourages people to upgrade to the latest version of our app, as well as keep their mobile operating system up to date, to protect against potential targeted exploits designed to compromise information stored on mobile devices,” the company said in a statement.

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