Archive for the ‘end-to-end encryption’ Category

Hacker Breaks Into French Government’s New Secure Messaging App

April 19th, 2019
A white-hat hacker found a way to get into the French government's newly launched, secure encrypted messaging app that otherwise can only be accessed by officials and politicians with email accounts associated with the government identities. Dubbed "Tchap," the end-to-end encrypted, open source messaging app has been created by the French government with an aim to keep their officials,

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Telegram Gained 3 Million New Users During WhatsApp, Facebook Outage

March 14th, 2019
WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram faced a widespread outage yesterday with users from around the world reporting issues with sending messages on WhatsApp and Messenger, posting feeds on Facebook and accessing other features on the three Facebook-owned platforms. While the outage was quite troubling both for the social media giant and its millions of users, guess who benefits the most out of

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Signal is Most Secure Messenger, ‘Useless Data’ Obtained by FBI Proves It All

October 4th, 2016

Do you trust your messaging app even though it uses end-to-end encryption?

As I previously said end-to-end encryption doesn’t mean that your messages are secure enough to hide your trace.

It’s because most of the messaging apps still record and store a lot of metadata on your calls and messages that could reveal some of your personal information including dates and durations of communication

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Using ‘Signal’ for Encrypted Chats? You Shouldn’t Skip Its Next Update

September 16th, 2016

Two Researchers have discovered a couple of vulnerabilities in Signal, the popular end-to-end encrypted messaging app recommended by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

One of those vulnerabilities could allow potential attackers to add random data to the attachments of encrypted messages sent by Android users, while another bug could allow hackers to remotely crash vulnerable devices.


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WhatsApp launches Desktop Software for Windows and Mac Users

May 11th, 2016

The most popular messaging app WhatsApp now has a fully functional desktop app – both for Mac as well as Windows platform.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging software has been a mobile-only messaging platform forever, but from Tuesday, the company is offering you its desktop application for both Windows and OS X.
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Few months back, WhatsApp launched a Web client that can be run

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Pro-ISIS Hackers release ‘Kill List’ Of 43 United States Officials

April 26th, 2016

In Brief
A group of pro-ISIS hackers calling themselves the United Cyber Caliphate (UCC) has issued a “Kill List” containing the names of dozens of U.S. government personnel at the Pentagon, Department of Homeland Security, State Department, and several other federal agencies.

Meanwhile, the US military’s Cyber Command has announced to launch its first attack against ISIS’ digital

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5 Things Google has Done for Gmail Privacy and Security

March 29th, 2016

Over the past few years, Google has increasingly improved the online security and protections of its Gmail users.

Besides two-factor authentication and HTTPS, Google has added new tools and features to Gmail that ensures users security and privacy, preventing cyber criminals and intelligence agencies to hack email accounts.

1. Enhanced State-Sponsored Attack Warnings

Apple vs. FBI

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Yahoo! pays $24,000 to Hacker for finding Security Vulnerabilities

March 17th, 2015

Yahoo! has offered $24,000 to a security researcher for finding out and reporting three critical security vulnerabilities in its products including Yahoo! Stores and Yahoo!-hosted websites.

While testing all the company’s application, Mark Litchfield, a bug bounty hunter who often works with different companies, discovered three critical vulnerabilities in Yahoo!’s products. All the three

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