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WhatsApp bug enabling hackers to manipulate text messages

WhatsApp bug enabling hackers to manipulate text messages

Another WhatsApp powerlessness has been uncovered by security analysts at the Black Hat gathering 2019. Scientists from Israeli security organization Check Point uncovered that WhatsApp could be hacked to change the content of a message and the character of the sender. 

The Facebook-possessed informing application can be utilized to misuse the stage to control visit messages. It enables the programmers to put words on the sender's personality thus empowering assailants to make and spread falsehood. 

Such WhatsApp bug was first stamped a year ago when Vanunu, Zaikin and another scientist called Dikla Barda, figured out how to figure out WhatsApp web source code and effectively unscramble the WhatsApp traffic. 

"Towards the finish of 2018, Check Point Research advised WhatsApp about new vulnerabilities in the well known informing application, enabling assailants to make and spread falsehood from what give off an impression of being confided in sources." – The analysts clarified [WhatsApp could become more like iMessage with multi-platform support]

The vulnerabilities that were stamped are: 

1. The application enables sending a private message to another gathering member, camouflaged as an open message, coming about in the "private" reaction 

2. The statement work that can be utilized to change the personality of the message sender 

3. A strategy to empower the content of another person's answer to be adjusted to state whatever the aggressor needs 

Starting at now, WhatsApp has just fixed the first on that rundown. 

"We deliberately audited this issue a year back, and it is false to recommend there is a helplessness with the security we give on WhatsApp," a Facebook representative says. 

As indicated by Checkpoint Research, WhatApp has fixed the third issue too, yet it is as yet conceivable to control cited messages and spread falsehood.

WhatsApp is reportedly building a desktop version that works without your phone

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