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WhatsApp Security Flaw Means Your Messages May Not Actually Be Private

Users of the popular messaging platform WhatsApp — which was recently acquired by Facebook for $16 billion last month — may be facing a major security flaw. According to security consultant Bas Bosschert (which first surfaced via the Hacker News message forum), it’s possible for others to access your private WhatsApp chats SEE ALSO: How Facebook’s WhatsApp Deal Compares to Other Tech Acquisitions When you use the app’s built-in back-up mechanism — let’s say to prevent losing messages after uninstalling/reinstalling the app or moving them to a new device — WhatsApp is allegedly using the same encryption code to protect you and everyone else (instead of creating a unique key for each user) Read more…More about Mobile, Apps, Security, Whatsapp, and Tech

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WhatsApp Security Flaw Means Your Messages May Not Actually Be Private

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