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Just a GIF Image Could Have Hacked Your Android Phone Using WhatsApp

Just a GIF Image Could Have Hacked Your Android Phone Using WhatsApp
October 03, 2019Swati Khandelwal
A picture is worth a thousand words, but a GIF is worth a thousand pictures. Today, the short looping clips, GIFs are everywhere—on you...

WhatsApp 'Delete for Everyone' Doesn't Delete Media Files Sent to iPhone Users

WhatsApp 'Delete for Everyone' Doesn't Delete Media Files Sent to iPhone Users
September 16, 2019Mohit Kumar
Mistakenly sent a picture to someone via WhatsApp that you shouldn't have? Well, we've all been there, but what's more unfor...

Hackers Can Manipulate Media Files You Receive Via WhatsApp and Telegram

Hackers Can Manipulate Media Files You Receive Via WhatsApp and Telegram
July 16, 2019Mohit Kumar
If you think that the media files you receive on your end-to-end encrypted secure messaging apps can not be tampered with, you need to th...

Hackers Used WhatsApp 0-Day Flaw to Secretly Install Spyware On Phones

Hackers Used WhatsApp 0-Day Flaw to Secretly Install Spyware On Phones
May 14, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Whatsapp has recently patched a severe vulnerability that was being exploited by attackers to remotely install surveillance malware on a few...

Just Answering A Video Call Could Compromise Your WhatsApp Account

Just Answering A Video Call Could Compromise Your WhatsApp Account
October 10, 2018Swati Khandelwal
What if just receiving a video call on WhatsApp could hack your smartphone? This sounds filmy, but Google Project Zero security researc...

WhatsApp Group Video Call and Instagram Video Chat Are Coming Soon

WhatsApp Group Video Call and Instagram Video Chat Are Coming Soon
May 02, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Facebook announced a whole lot of new features at its 2018 Facebook F8 developers conference, including Dating on Facebook, letting users...

WhatsApp Flaw Could Allow 'Potential Attackers' to Spy On Encrypted Group Chats

WhatsApp Flaw Could Allow 'Potential Attackers' to Spy On Encrypted Group Chats
January 10, 2018Swati Khandelwal
A more dramatic revelation of 2018—an outsider can secretly eavesdrop on your private end-to-end encrypted group chats on WhatsApp and Si...

Fake WhatsApp On Google Play Store Downloaded By Over 1 Million Android Users

Fake WhatsApp On Google Play Store Downloaded By Over 1 Million Android Users
November 04, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Cybercriminals are known to take advantage of everything that's popular among people in order to spread malware, and Google's off...

Awesome! WhatsApp Now Lets You Send Files of Any Format

Awesome! WhatsApp Now Lets You Send Files of Any Format
July 14, 2017Mohit Kumar
Have you ever felt like wishing of sending any type of file immediately to your friends and office colleagues on WhatsApp directly, inste...

UK Demands Encryption Backdoor As London Terrorist Used WhatsApp Before the Attack

UK Demands Encryption Backdoor As London Terrorist Used WhatsApp Before the Attack
March 27, 2017Mohit Kumar
The government has once again started asking for backdoor in encrypted services, arguing that it can not give enough security to its citi...

Explained — What's Up With the WhatsApp 'Backdoor' Story?

Explained — What's Up With the WhatsApp 'Backdoor' Story?
January 14, 2017Mohit Kumar
What is a backdoor? By definition: "Backdoor is a feature or defect of a computer system that allows surreptitious unauthorized ac...

WhatsApp Backdoor allows Hackers to Intercept and Read Your Encrypted Messages

WhatsApp Backdoor allows Hackers to Intercept and Read Your Encrypted Messages
January 13, 2017Mohit Kumar
Important Update — Most Security Experts argued, " It's not a backdoor, rather it’s a feature ," but none of them denied the f...

Facebook agrees to Stop using UK Users' WhatsApp Data for Targeted Ads

Facebook agrees to Stop using UK Users' WhatsApp Data for Targeted Ads
November 08, 2016Swati Khandelwal
In August, Facebook introduced a hugely controversial data sharing plan to start harvesting data from its WhatsApp messaging app from Se...

WhatsApp Video Calling for Android Launched

WhatsApp Video Calling for Android Launched
October 25, 2016Swati Khandelwal
WhatsApp is, no doubt, the largest end-to-end encrypted messaging network that allows over billion of its users to send messages, photos...

Germany Bans Facebook From Collecting WhatsApp Data

Germany Bans Facebook From Collecting WhatsApp Data
September 27, 2016Mohit Kumar
Just last month, the most popular messaging app WhatsApp updated its privacy policy and T&Cs to start sharing its user data with its...

WhatsApp to Share Your Data with Facebook — You have 30 Days to Stop It

WhatsApp to Share Your Data with Facebook — You have 30 Days to Stop It
August 25, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Nothing comes for Free, as "Free" is just a relative term used by companies to develop a strong user base and then use it for t...

Viber adds End-to-End Encryption and PIN protected Hidden Chats features

Viber adds End-to-End Encryption and PIN protected Hidden Chats features
April 19, 2016Mohit Kumar
In Brief Viber, the popular mobile messaging app announced Tuesday that it has added full end-to-end encryption for video, voice and t...

FBI claims its iPhone Hacking Tool can't Unlock iPhone 5S, 6S and 6S Plus

FBI claims its iPhone Hacking Tool can't Unlock iPhone 5S, 6S and 6S Plus
April 07, 2016Mohit Kumar
Although everyone, including Apple, was worried about the iPhone hacking tool used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to access...

WhatsApp turns on End-to-End Encryption by default for its 1 Billion Users

WhatsApp turns on End-to-End Encryption by default for its 1 Billion Users
April 05, 2016Mohit Kumar
WhatsApp is updating its messaging app so that every text message and voice call will be encrypted for the company’s one billion users. ...

After Apple, WhatsApp Under Fire from US Govt Over Encryption

After Apple, WhatsApp Under Fire from US Govt Over Encryption
March 15, 2016Unknown
Before winding up the dispute of Apple and FBI over encryption, another buzz on the Whatsapp Snooping is now the hot debate on the cour...
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