Encryption

WhatsApp vulnerability explained: by the man who discovered it

Facebook denies it is deliberate loophole but Tobias Boelter sets out what the vulnerability is and why it matters<p>There was an outcry when the Guardian published my information regarding a vulnerability within WhatsApp’s implementation of end-to-end encryption, but much of the response misses the …

Cryptography

Designing The World’s Most Secure Chat App

The most surprising experience about using Signal is how perfectly normal it feels—and that’s very much by design.<p>A friend had been bugging me for weeks. Give up Gchat and iMessages. Install Signal on my phone and desktop instead. And why shouldn’t I? Signal is the world’s most secure messaging …

Security

WhatsApp ‘backdoor’ turns out to be known design feature

On Friday, The Guardian newspaper accused Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging app of having a “backdoor” security vulnerability on the basis of a security …

Security

What's up with WhatsApp

By now you will have seen a headline screaming something about the security of Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service, ranging from somewhere between …

WhatsApp vulnerability: Encryption backdoor or convenience feature?

The government, it turns out, could intercept WhatsApp texts if it wanted to, a new report revealed a few days ago. That’s even if Facebook’s most …

Security

Make your conversations safe and secure

Lately there’s been a lot of attention on how different secure messengers deal with key changes and ensuring the authenticity of conversations.<p>It’s …

Security

Pro-IS InfoSec Group Warns Supporters Against “False” Encryption Apps | Dark Web and Cyber Security

<b>A pro-Islamic State (IS) information security group on Telegram warned supporters to avoid the use of “fraudulent” encrypted communications apps like</b> …

Cybersecurity

A look at how private messengers handle key changes

Last week The Guardian published a story about a “backdoor” in WhatsApp. I don’t think their findings are a backdoor, but the story did raise some …

Security

#33 Security – implement your own encryption schema

I hope you you've had possibility to look at our previous post about security basics.<p>Today we would like to concentrate more on scenarios when we …

Security

A Petition In The Supreme Court Is Seeking A Privacy Policy For WhatsApp. Here’s Why

Security

People Are Freaking Out Over The Guardian’s Claims That Whatsapp Messages Are Not Secure

It’s surprising to believe that alarming newspapers headlines still have such an impact on people.<p>Oh no, wait, fake news is a real thing.<p>On Friday …

Security

WhatsApp Denies It Has Backdoor For Decrypting Messages

WhatsApp’s much touted end-to-end encryption capability has become the subject of considerable scrutiny following a report by The Guardian Friday of …

Security

WhatsApp denies 'backdoor' vulnerability claims

Popular messaging app WhatsApp has denied claims of vulnerability, described as 'backdoor', saying that it's a security feature related to message …

Security

Whatsapp: Facebook's ability to decrypt messages is a "limitation," not a "defect"

Facebook spokespeople and cryptographers say that Facebook's decision to implement Open Whisper Systems' end-to-end cryptographic messaging protocol …

Security

A normal person’s guide to encrypting your messages

By Noah Kulwin on Jan 13, 2017<p>The cybersecurity community is abuzz about a new Guardian report that claims a there’s a backdoor into the Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp that “allows snooping on encrypted messages.” Other researchers and experts (who don’t work for Facebook) are pushing …

Security

WhatsApp again dogged by privacy questions, but there's a fix

Can Facebook intercept your WhatsApp messages? Not so fast.<p>Ever since WhatsApp announced in August it would share some user information with its parent company Facebook, privacy activists have left one eyebrow permanently arched in skepticism toward the secure messaging app.<p>Then, on Friday, the …

Security

WhatsApp's 8-Month-Old Flaw Allows Interception Of Encrypted Messages

WhatsApp has a "retransmission vulnerability" that would allow interception of end-to-end encrypted messages. The company has known about this for …

Security

Google is looking to improve public encryption key identification with ‘Key Transparency’ initiative

With how much our lives reside on the internet either through a web browser or an application on our phones, it is important that everyone’s private data stays secure and of course, private. To do this, companies and developers are implementing encryption into their programs. The issue, according …

Security

Dissidents disappointed but not surprised by WhatsApp security flaw

Many activists say they were already wary of trusting Facebook-owned app’s promise of total privacy<p>The exposure of a security flaw in WhatsApp has disappointed activists, diplomats and others who use it regularly for their work, but in a world of increasing surveillance and ever more aggressive …

Security

WhatsApp has a backdoor that allows snooping on end-to-end encrypted messages

In 2016, WhatsApp finally enabled complete end-to-end encryption for both chats and video calls to ensure that no one but the intended recipient can …

Security

WhatsApp Denies Allegations That It Left Backdoor Open For Government Snooping

WhatsApp is one of the most popular chat apps on the planet, for a handful of reasons. For one, WhatsApp makes it extremely easy to keep …

Security

Thoughts on WhatsApp E2E Encryption AKA Security Is Real Only if It's the Default.

Posted on<p>Yesterday Tobias Boelter posted on his blog this article which essentially highlights a message rentransmission vulnerability on WhatsApp …

Security

Open Whisper Systems defends Whatsapp against 'backdoor' claims

A report by The Guardian claims encrypted chats are vulnerable, but that's not the case.<p>Last spring, Whatsapp announced that every message on its service is delivered with end-to-end encryption, meaning no one, not even Whatsapp, can tell what's inside. Now, a report by <i>The Guardian</i> cites a security …

Security

Why you probably shouldn't worry about the WhatsApp security 'bug' - BBC Newsbeat

<b>You might have seen reports today that a "bug" in WhatsApp means messages can be read without your permission, and without you knowing.</b><p>The bug would allow governments or law enforcement agencies to see your messages, if they requested permission, and WhatsApp granted it.<p>So this is likely to only …

Security

Whatsapp bug allows viewing of encrypted messages

Whatsapp’s messaging app supposedly ensures strong end-to-end encryption, with the idea being that only the people involved in a conversation will …

Technology (India)

Bug 'exposes' WhatsApp message secrets

<b>Some messages sent through WhatsApp can be intercepted and read thanks to a bug in the app, suggests research.</b><p>The bug arises because of the way WhatsApp encrypts the messages sent via its service.<p>Security expert Thomas Boelter found that eavesdropping was possible when circumstances called for …

Security

WhatsApp has a huge security hole. Here's how to fix it

WhatsApp has a gaping secuirty hole in the middle of its app. But it can be easily fixed.<p>An issue with the way that the app deals with the security …

Security

WhatsApp’s new vulnerability is a concession, not a backdoor

This morning, a <i>Guardian</i> article reported a new weakness in WhatsApp’s encryption, described as a backdoor in one of the most widely used encrypted chat apps in the world. WhatsApp was quick to push back against the allegation, saying in a statement, “WhatsApp does not give governments a ‘backdoor’ …

Security

Wireless Lifts Focus on Grid Resiliency

<b>By Brad Gilbert</b><p>Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) networking technology and wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications solutions are critical …

Security

Symantec in First Benelux Partnership With Xolphin

Leading cybersecurity company Symantec Corp. (SYMC) today announced a new partnership with Xolphin, the Dutch market leader in reselling SSL …

Cybersecurity