Hackers Learned to Read Correspondence on WhatsApp
OREANDA-NEWS. Cybersecurity experts from Check Point Software Technologies, an Israeli company, have discovered vulnerabilities in the WhatsApp messenger that allow you to modify chat messages. It is reported by Bloomberg.
The firm’s report emphasizes that experts have identified three ways to change WhatsApp’s dialogue. The first involves the use of the "Quote" function in group chat in order to change the sender of the message. The second gives the hacker the opportunity to change the text of someone else's answer.
Check Point experts emphasized that so far, WhatsApp has fixed only the third problem. The fixed vulnerability allowed sending a private message disguised as a group message to another participant in the conversation. After the recipient answered, the message became visible to everyone in the conversation.