- WhatsApp disclosed 12 security vulnerabilities last year, according to the US National Vulnerabilities Database, including seven that were classed as “critical.”
- According to the database, seen by the Financial Times, the number of reported vulnerabilities was significantly higher than in previous years, when only one or two security reports were made.
- Reports of flaws within the Facebook-owned messaging app have sparked questions about the security of the app amid reports that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ phone was hacked by the Saudi Crown Prince.
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An antivirus program used by hundreds of millions of people around the world is selling highly sensitive web browsing data to many of the world’s biggest companies, a joint investigation by Motherboard and PCMag has found. Our report relies on leaked user data, contracts, and other company documents that show the sale of this data is both highly sensitive and is in many cases supposed to remain confidential between the company selling the data and the clients purchasing it.
WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging platform, is one of the world’s most popular messaging apps. It is estimated that over one billion people use the app, sending over 65 billion messages per day.
It’s no surprise then that security concerns, malware threats, and spam have begun to appear. Here’s everything you need to know about WhatsApp’s security issues.
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