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Privacy: WhatsApp's group messages might not be as secure as you think

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Security researchers have discovered a method of infiltrating group chats in WhatsApp, effectively rendering the chat tool's end-to-end encryption useless. Researchers from Germany's Ruhr University Bochum have unearthed an encryption flaw that makes it possible for group conversations to be compromised. While the vulnerability is not one that poses immediate concerns -- it requires direct access to WhatsApp servers -- it still raises questions about the security of the platform. See also: Time runs out for WhatsApp on Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry 10 Privacy: WhatsApp told to stop sharing user data with Facebook Now you can delete sent messages… [Continue Reading]

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