Monday, 17 December, 2018

Beware: WhatsApp messages can be intercepted, changed before they get delivered

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"We are deeply committed to your safety and privacy which is why WhatsApp is end-to-end encrypted, and we'll continue to improve our app with features like this one", it said in an earlier statement. With more than 1 billion groups on the Facebook-owned application, there is a wealth of opportunity for attackers to have some fun scamming and scrambling people's exchanges.

Facebook stated it was aware of the flaw but has no plans to patch the problem as the exploited vulnerability forms a core part of the app's design. WhatsApp users who have been questioning the content of comments from friends and family could be victims of a malicious actor, according to research released by Check Point.

The white hat hackers said they'd found it was possible to fake messages and sow the seeds of all sorts of confusion.

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In simple terms, it means that the security flaw can allow hackers to alter someone's reply in a group chat, as well as change the identity of a message's sender when the "quote" feature is used.

"Since people have been murdered in India and Brazil due to fake Whatsapp messages, and since Whatsapp is admissible evidence in courts around the world, we decided we couldn't keep it to ourselves", he said.

Cyber criminals could send a private message to another group participant that is disguised as a public message for all, so when the targeted individual responds, it's visible to everyone in the conversation.

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The vulnerability is incredibly complex, and involves a loophole in the way WhatsApp's web and mobile versions communicate.

Over the last one month, WhatsApp has been running user education campaigns across all mediums of communication, including newspapers and radio.

But a user can go back to the message and forward it again to another five contacts/groups.

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WhatsApp will also publish a new video that explains the importance of the "forward" label and asks users to "double check" the facts when they are not sure who created the original message.

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