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 image to view — it might hack your account within seconds.
A new security vulnerability has recently been patched by two popular end-to-end encrypted messaging services — WhatsApp and Telegram — that could have allowed hackers to completely take over user
WhatsApp has introduced a new security feature that fixes a loophole in the popular messaging platform, which if exploited, could allow an attacker to hijack victim’s account with just knowing the victim’s phone number and some hacking skills.
The attack does not exploit any vulnerability in WhatsApp; instead, it relies on the way the account setup mechanism works.
WhatsApp allows users to sign
Both Facebook, as well as WhatsApp, have been told to immediately stop collecting and storing data on roughly 35 Million WhatsApp users in Germany.
What would require crashing the wildly popular WhatsApp messaging application?
Nearly 4000 Smileys.
Yes, you can crash your friends’ WhatsApp, both WhatsApp Web and mobile application, by sending them not any specially crafted messages, but just Smileys.
Indrajeet Bhuyan, an independent researcher, has reported The Hacker News a new bug in WhatsApp that could allow anyone to remotely