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Bugs in Signal Messaging App Corrupt Attachments, Crash App

19
Sep
2016

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Makers of the mobile encrypted chat app Signal say they have fixed vulnerabilities in the Android version of the messaging app that allowed attackers to corrupt encrypted attachments and remotely crash the application. The vulnerabilities were discovered by Jean-Philippe Aumasson and Markus Vervier who explained the “low severity” bugs in research note posted Thursday.

The vulnerabilities were also acknowledged by Signal developer, Open Whisper Systems, which also described the vulnerabilities as low severity.

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