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WhatsApp: Security Flaw Claims Are ‘Overstated’



Reports circulated this week about how a major security flaw spotted in the popular messaging platform WhatsApp could make it possible for others to access your private chats. The company — which was recently acquired by Facebook for $16 billion — said the reports are “overstated” and haven’t “painted an accurate picture.”

According to security consultant Bas Bosschert (after posts first surfaced on the Hacker News message forum), it’s possible for others to see and steal your private WhatsApp chats through downloaded Android apps. This is due to an alleged issue within WhatsApp’s back-up functionality. Read more…

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