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Post: #1   PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 9:05 am Reply with quote
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WhatsApp urges users to upgrade app after security breach

Facebook’s WhatsApp urged users to upgrade to the latest version of its
popular messaging app after reporting that users might be vulnerable to
having malicious spyware installed on phones without their knowledge.

WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging tools, is used by 1.5 billion
people monthly and it has touted its high level of security and privacy, with
messages on its platform being encrypted end to end.

“WhatsApp encourages people to upgrade to the latest version of our app, as
well as keep their mobile operating system up to... [Read More]

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Post: #2   PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 3:53 pm Reply with quote
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My cyber security advisor forbade me to use WhatsApp on my own phones last year for these very reasons. I've used it on temporary phones supplied by those commissioning me when on assignment, but never on my own phones. Although p*ssed off at the time I was given the advice I'm now glad I listened to it.
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I got some dodgy emails yesterday, so I contacted the senders by other means and they denied sending me anything and blamed it on Whatsapp...

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I removed WhatsApp from my phone several months ago when it fell under the same banner as other media, which I don't have, either.

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devil wrote:
I removed WhatsApp from my phone several months ago when it fell under the same banner as other media, which I don't have, either.


Do you have friends who use Whatsapp?

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