WhatsApp

Pierluigi Paganini November 03, 2023
Multiple WhatsApp mods spotted containing the CanesSpy Spyware

Kaspersky researchers are warning of multiple WhatsApp mods that embed a spyware module dubbed CanesSpy. Kaspersky researchers discovered multiple WhatsApp mods that embed a spyware module dubbed CanesSpy. mods are modifications or alterations made to an application, often by third-party developers or users. These modifications can serve various purposes, such as adding new features, customizing the app’s […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 05, 2023
A WhatsApp zero-day exploit can cost several million dollars

TechCrunch reported that a working zero-day exploit for the popular WhatsApp can be paid millions of dollars. The research of zero-day exploits for popular applications such as WhatsApp is even more complex due to the security mechanisms implemented by the developers of the mobile OSs and the app. TechCrunch reported that a zero-day exploits for […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 25, 2022
Experts investigate WhatsApp data leak: 500M user records for sale

Cybernews investigated a data sample available for sale containing up-to-date mobile phone numbers of nearly 500 million WhatsApp users. Original post published by Cybernews: https://cybernews.com/news/whatsapp-data-leak/ On November 16, an actor posted an ad on a well-known hacking community forum, claiming they were selling a 2022 database of 487 million WhatsApp user mobile numbers. The dataset […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 27, 2022
WhatsApp fixed critical and high severy vulnerabilities

WhatsApp has addressed two severe Remote Code Execution vulnerabilities affecting the mobile version of the software. WhatsApp has published three security advisories for 2022, two of which are related to CVE-2021-24042 and CVE-2021-24043 vulnerabilities discovered in January and February, and the third one is related to CVE-2022-36934 and CVE-2022-27492 fixed by the company in September. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 30, 2022
A new WhatsApp OTP scam could allow the hijacking of users’ accounts

Experts warn of a new ongoing WhatsApp OTP scam that could allow attackers to hijack users’ accounts through phone calls. Recently CloudSEK founder Rahul Sasi warned of an ongoing WhatsApp OTP scam that could allow threat actors to hijack users’ accounts through phone calls. The fraudulent scheme is simple, threat actors make a phone call […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 01, 2021
FBI training document shows lawful access to multiple encrypted messaging apps

Which are the most secure encrypted messaging apps? An FBI document shows what data can be obtained from them. The Record shared an FBI training document that reveals the surveillance capabilities of the US law enforcement detailing which data can be extracted from encrypted messaging apps. The document analyzes lawful access to multiple encrypted messaging […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 14, 2021
WhatsApp made available end-to-end encrypted chat backups

WhatsApp made available end-to-end encrypted chat backups on iOS and Android to prevent anyone from accessing user chats. WhatsApp is rolling out end-to-end encrypted chat backups on both iOS and Android devices, the move aims at implementing an optional layer of security to protect backups stored on Google Drive or iCloud cloud storage. Currently, WhatsApp […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 04, 2021
Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram are down worldwide, it’s panic online

Users worldwide are experiencing problems while accessing Facebook services, including Instagram and WhatsApp. Users worldwide are not able to access Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp services due to a BGP problems. Users attempting to visit the above services are displaying “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN.” The mobile applications of the social network giant and its Tor hidden services are also […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 13, 2021
Facebook announces WhatsApp end-to-end encrypted (E2EE) backups

Facebook announced it will allow WhatsApp users to encrypt their message history backups in the cloud. Facebook will continue to work to protect the privacy of WhatsApp users and announced that it will allow users to encrypt their message history backups in the cloud. While WhatsApp has already implemented end-to-end encrypion since 2016, the company […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 05, 2021
WhatsApp fined €225M over GDPR issues

The Irish Data Protection Commission has fined WhatsApp €225 million over data sharing transparency for European Union users’ data with Facebook. The Irish Data Protection Commission has fined WhatsApp €225 million for the lack of transparency on how it shares European Union users’ data with Facebook companies. The instant messaging company violated the actual General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). […]