WhatsApp and Telegram accounts could be hijacked by sending malware-laced images

WhatsApp and Telegram accounts could be hijacked by sending malware-laced images A security vulnerability has been uncovered in the web versions of the WhatsApp and Telegram messaging apps that could allow hackers to hijack users’ accounts “in seconds”. The flaw, uncovered by cyber security firm Check Point, could potentially give …

Mirror.co.uk

WhatsApp security flaw exposed millions of users to having accounts taken over by hackers

Security experts have discovered a vulnerability in WhatsApp, that could have allowed hackers to take over “hundreds of millions” of users’ accounts and access everything in them. The flaw was discovered by Check Point and reported to WhatsApp on 8 …

The Independent

End-to-end encryption exploit left WhatsApp and Telegram vulnerable to hackers

When WikiLeaks’ Vault 7 revelations about the spying capabilities and techniques were unleashed, there was concern about a number of popular apps and services that — the documents suggested — had been compromised. Included in this list are popular, …

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WhatsApp Gets Patch to Correct Flaw With Messaging

A security researcher found problems with the way the app processed various types of files. Giovanni Bruno. Follow. Mar 15, 2017 9:23 AM EDT. Get TheStreet Quant Ratings’ exclusive 5-page report for (FB) – FREE. Facebook’s (FB) WhatsApp patched a flaw …

TheStreet.com

Just One Photo Could Have Hacked Millions Of WhatsApp Accounts

Anyone using WhatsApp through their desktop browser could have had their messages silently snooped on and their accounts completely hijacked in the last two years, security researchers warned Wednesday. That’s because of a flaw, believed to have been …

Forbes

Security flaw found in WhatsApp, Telegram: researchers

A computer security firm on Wednesday revealed a flaw that could let hackers break into WhatsApp or Telegram messaging accounts using the very encryption intended to protect messages. Check Point Software Technologies said that it alerted Telegram …

Phys.Org

WhatsApp and Telegram accounts could be hijacked by sending malware-laced images

Today, researchers at Check Point Security announced a new attack against WhatsApp and Telegram, targeting the way both chat services process images and multimedia files. Check Point was able to craft a malicious image that would appear normal in …

The Verge

Malicious uploads allowed hijacking of WhatsApp and Telegram accounts

A vulnerability patched in the web-based versions of encrypted communications services WhatsApp and Telegram would have allowed attackers to take over accounts by sending users malicious files masquerading as images or videos. The vulnerability was …

PCWorld

Facebook’s WhatsApp and Telegram Patch Major Security Flaws

WhatsApp and Telegram patched flaws in their popular instant messaging applications after security researchers showed that they could seize control of user accounts. Researchers with Check Point Software Technologies discovered problems with the way …

Fortune

Flaw in web versions of WhatsApp, Telegram put accounts at risk

screen-shot-2017-03-15-at-12-59- File Photo. Security researchers say a new vulnerability could have exposed WhatsApp and Telegram user accounts in a matter of seconds. According to researchers from Check Point, the security flaw permits attackers to …

ZDNet

Fixed WhatsApp vulnerability put hundreds of millions of users at risk

Hackers exploiting the weakness could send innocent images with malicious code, which, once clicked upon, allowed complete account access. A Telegram and WhatsApp vulnerability putting millions at risk has been thwarted by Check Point technologies 2.

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