WhatsApp contains backdoor that allows reading encrypted messages

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We’ve just posted the following news: WhatsApp contains backdoor that allows reading encrypted messages[newsimage]http://www.myce.com/wp-content/images_posts/2014/11/myce-whatsapp-logo-95x75.jpg[/newsimage]

Security researcher Tobias Boelter has found a backdoor in WhatsApp that allows the company to read encrypted messages. WhatsApp has stated to be aware of the issue and won’t fix it because it considers it to be ‘expected behavior’.

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#2

I can’t say I didn’t see something like this coming. After all, WhatsApp is a proprietary app that is currently owned by Facebook… so [I]of course[/I] it’s going to have a backdoor. You can’t actually expect Facebook to care about your or your privacy until [I]after[/I] hell has frozen over.

My advice to everyone reading this: dump WhatsApp (and any other Facebook-owned technology), and never look back.


#3

I wonder if there has always been a backdoor. Suspect it was added after WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook. (At the request of [I]you know who[/I].)

But you have to take your hat off to Facebook, these days they’re really challenging Google’s pre-eminence when it comes to evil.

If only Apple were a bit more open. Then we could fully enjoy a thrilling three-way fight for the [I]Voldermort Memorial Prize[/I]. :stuck_out_tongue: