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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...

ISPs May Be Helping Hackers to Infect you with FinFisher Spyware

ISPs May Be Helping Hackers to Infect you with FinFisher Spyware
September 21, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Are you sure the version of WhatsApp, or Skype, or VLC Player installed on your device is legitimate? Security researchers have discove...

How One Photo Could Have Hacked Your WhatsApp and Telegram Accounts

How One Photo Could Have Hacked Your WhatsApp and Telegram Accounts
March 15, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Next time when someone sends you a photo of a cute cat or a hot chick on WhatsApp or Telegram then be careful before you click on the ima...

WhatsApp Adds​ ​2-Step Verification Passcode — Enable this Security Feature

WhatsApp Adds​ ​2-Step Verification Passcode — Enable this Security Feature
November 15, 2016Swati Khandelwal
WhatsApp has introduced a new security feature that fixes a loophole in the popular messaging platform, which if exploited, could allow an a...

Want WhatsApp Free Video Calling? This Leaked Screenshot Reveals Upcoming Feature

Want WhatsApp Free Video Calling? This Leaked Screenshot Reveals Upcoming Feature
December 24, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Raise your hands if you want Free Video Calling feature in WhatsApp. I am in, and I think most of you people. And the good news ...

Deleting WhatsApp Messages Before 90 Days Could Land you in Jail

Deleting WhatsApp Messages Before 90 Days Could Land you in Jail
September 22, 2015Mohit Kumar
While the Indian people continue to struggle for Net Neutrality, a new problem surrounded them with the release of the latest policy for...

THN Weekly Roundup — 15 Most Popular Cyber Security and Hacking News Stories

THN Weekly Roundup — 15 Most Popular Cyber Security and Hacking News Stories
September 14, 2015Mohit Kumar
We are once again here with our weekly round up based on last week’s top cyber security threats and challenges. I recommend you to r...

200 Million WhatsApp Users Vulnerable to vCard Vulnerability

200 Million WhatsApp Users Vulnerable to vCard Vulnerability
September 09, 2015Swati Khandelwal
WhatsApp recently claimed to have hit 900 Million monthly active users , but a dangerous security flaw in the web version of the popula...

UK to ban WhatsApp, iMessage and Snapchat Under New Laws

UK to ban WhatsApp, iMessage and Snapchat Under New Laws
July 11, 2015Swati Khandelwal
If you rely on messaging apps to remain in contact with your family members and friends, then you may have to switch back to old-fashion...

WhatsApp Ranked Worst at Protecting Your Privacy and Data

WhatsApp Ranked Worst at Protecting Your Privacy and Data
June 21, 2015Mohit Kumar
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has released its annual report card of tech companies for 2015 based upon how much they keep your pe...

Hijacking WhatsApp Account in Seconds Using This Simple Trick

Hijacking WhatsApp Account in Seconds Using This Simple Trick
June 05, 2015Wang Wei
The hugely popular smartphone messaging service WhatsApp, acquired by Facebook for over $20 billion last year, has reportedly been foun...

WhatsApp updates iOS App with Free Voice Calling Feature

WhatsApp updates iOS App with Free Voice Calling Feature
April 23, 2015Swati Khandelwal
After rolling out WhatsApp’s Free Voice Calling feature for Android users late last month, the widely popular messaging service has sta...

Remote Attack Could Format Your Pebble Smartwatch Easily

Remote Attack Could Format Your Pebble Smartwatch Easily
August 22, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Pebble, a wristwatch that can connect to your phone - both iOS and Android - and interact with apps, has a hard-coded vulnerability that...

WhatsApp Flaw leaves User Location Vulnerable to Hackers and Spy Agencies

WhatsApp Flaw leaves User Location Vulnerable to Hackers and Spy Agencies
April 16, 2014Swati Khandelwal
If you are using WhatsApp to chit-chat with your friends or relatives, then you should be careful about sharing your location with them...

Why Facebook is buying WhatsApp for $19 Billion?

Why Facebook is buying WhatsApp for $19 Billion?
February 21, 2014Mohit Kumar
Popular Smartphone Messaging app  WhatsApp 's $19 billion acquisition by Social Network giant Facebook  made Headlines this week. ...

Rogue Android Gaming app that steals WhatsApp conversations

Rogue Android Gaming app that steals WhatsApp conversations
December 07, 2013Anonymous
Google has recently removed a Rogue Android gaming app called " Balloon Pop 2 " from its official Play store that was actually ste...

Vulnerability in WhatsApp allows decrypting user messages

Vulnerability in WhatsApp allows decrypting user messages
October 11, 2013Anonymous
A serious vulnerability in WhatsApp allows anyone who is able to eavesdrop on WhatsApp connection to decrypt users' messages. ...
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