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WhatsApp launches Desktop Software for Windows and Mac Users

WhatsApp launches Desktop Software for Windows and Mac Users

May 11, 2016
The most popular messaging app WhatsApp now has a fully functional desktop app – both for Mac as well as Windows platform. Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging software has been a mobile-only messaging platform forever, but from Tuesday, the company is offering you its desktop application for both Windows and OS X. Few months back, WhatsApp launched a Web client that can be run through your browser to use WhatsApp on your desktop, but now users running Windows 8 or Mac OS 10.9 and above can use the new desktop app that mirrors WhatsApp messages from a user's mobile device. According to the company's blog post , the WhatsApp desktop app is similar to WhatsApp Web with synchronized conversations and messages Since WhatsApp desktop app is native for both Windows and OS X platform, it can support desktop notifications and keyboard shortcuts. WhatsApp has been rising at an extraordinary pace recently. The service has over 1 Billion monthly active users. At the beginning
WhatsApp Web Client Now Available on Firefox and Opera Browsers

WhatsApp Web Client Now Available on Firefox and Opera Browsers

Feb 26, 2015
It's been a long time coming, but now the users of Firefox and Opera browsers don't need to rely on the Chrome browser to access WhatsApp Web client, as the most popular smartphone messaging service has announced that the Web-based version of its service now works on Firefox and Opera web browsers   too. WHATSAPP WEB AVAILABLE FOR OPERA & FIREFOX Almost a month ago, WhatsApp launched the web client of its service but the access was limited only to the Google Chrome users. Now, the company is giving more choices to desktop users by launching WhatsApp Web Today for Opera and Firefox browsers , though you'll still have to wait a little long if you're a Safari user. WhatsApp Web is nothing than an extension of the core mobile WhatsApp application. It syncs conversations from your smartphone devices to your PCs, with everything stored on the mobile device itself. HOW TO USE WHATSAPP ON PC/DESKTOP In order to install WhatsApp web in your PC or laptop running
SaaS Compliance through the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

SaaS Compliance through the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Feb 20, 2024Cybersecurity Framework / SaaS Security
The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity framework is one of the world's most important guidelines for securing networks. It can be applied to any number of applications, including SaaS.  One of the challenges facing those tasked with securing SaaS applications is the different settings found in each application. It makes it difficult to develop a configuration policy that will apply to an HR app that manages employees, a marketing app that manages content, and an R&D app that manages software versions, all while aligning with NIST compliance standards.  However, there are several settings that can be applied to nearly every app in the SaaS stack. In this article, we'll explore some universal configurations, explain why they are important, and guide you in setting them in a way that improves your SaaS apps' security posture.  Start with Admins Role-based access control (RBAC) is a key to NIST adherence and should be applied to every SaaS a
17-Year-Old Found Bugs in WhatsApp Web and Mobile App

17-Year-Old Found Bugs in WhatsApp Web and Mobile App

Jan 29, 2015
Last week, the most popular mobile messaging application WhatsApp finally arrived on the web — dubbed WhatsApp Web , but unfortunately it needs some improvements in its web version. An independent 17-year-old security researcher Indrajeet Bhuyan reported two security holes in the WhatsApp web client that in some way exposes its users' privacy. Bhuyan called the first hole, WhatsApp photo privacy bug and the other WhatsApp Web Photo Sync Bug. Bhuyan is the same security researcher who reported us the vulnerability in the widely popular mobile messaging app which allowed anyone to remotely crash WhatsApp by sending a specially crafted message of just 2kb in size, resulting in the loss of conversations. Whatsapp Photo Privacy Bug According to him, the new version of WhatsApp Web allows us to view a user's profile image even if we are not on the contact list of that user. Even if the user has set the profile image privacy setting to " Contacts Only ," the pro
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Are You Vulnerable to Third-Party Breaches Through Interconnected SaaS Apps?

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Protect against cascading risks by identifying and mitigating app2app and third-party SaaS vulnerabilities.
WhatsApp Web — New WhatsApp Feature Allows You to Chat From Your Browser

WhatsApp Web — New WhatsApp Feature Allows You to Chat From Your Browser

Jan 21, 2015
The most popular smartphone messaging service WhatsApp is now able to communicate with friends from their PC. No Rumours at all !! Enjoy WhatsApp from your desktop from now on. Last month, it was leaked that Whatsapp was working on a web client and finally from today they are introducing it to the public. The feature is called " WhatsApp Web ," which gives its users the ability to read and send messages directly from their web browsers. HOW TO USE WHATSAPP ON PC/DESKTOP Interested WhatsApp users simply need to open Chrome and navigate to https://web.whatsapp.com A QR code will appear on the web page, which must be scanned using WhatsApp mobile application to activate the service. By scanning the  QR code  that appears, users will automatically have paired their mobile WhatsApp with the WhatsApp web client, as shown.  WhatsApp Web requires that you install and run the latest Whatsapp version of the Android app on your phone. The feature currently works on
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