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(The Stack)   WhatsApp vulnerability sidesteps message encryption   ( thestack.com) divider line
    More: Scary, World Wide Web, online platform, malicious code, end-to-end encryption services, malicious HTML document, contact lists, legitimate image preview, local storage data  
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862 clicks; posted to Geek » on 15 Mar 2017 at 10:08 PM (31 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2017-03-15 06:26:31 PM  
I've been looking at their ads and wondering to myself, "Isn't this a really convienent platform to took a LOT of people..."

But then again, I'm not good people...
 
2017-03-15 10:33:14 PM  
This only applies if you use the Web interface of WhatsApp which practically no one does.
 
2017-03-15 10:54:49 PM  
Use Wire instead.
 
2017-03-15 11:39:17 PM  

hubiestubert: I've been looking at their ads and wondering to myself, "Isn't this a really convienent platform to took a LOT of people..."

But then again, I'm not good people...


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TO-TOOK-A
 
2017-03-16 06:33:34 AM  
This is why I secure my Internet connection with WEP. It's good to know that with the added encryption, all my traffic will be secure.
 
2017-03-16 08:35:00 AM  

Faddy: This only applies if you use the Web interface of WhatsApp which practically no one does.


Also only applies to people who never restart their browser to get the latest version.  It's already been patched and the new, patched version will automatically load the next time you fire up your browser.

This article should be singing the praises of WhatsApp (at least in the area of security vulnerability response) rather than implying that it's not very secure.   The company was notified of a zero day vulnerability on 3/7 and had already released a patched version by the time the article was written on 3/15.

I'm not an internet expert on such things, but I believe that is faster than the vast majority of other software companies.  By a LOT.
 
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