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Hackers Can Steal Private WhatsApp Chats with Other Android Apps

12
Mar
2014

A security consultant has uncovered a new security hole in WhatsApp, the instant messaging platform recently acquired by Facebook. The flaw can be leveraged to gain access to the private chats of Android device owners.

Many people are concerned with the privacy implications that come with Facebooks acquisition of WhatsApp. However, as Bas Bosschert, the man who identified the vulnerability, highlights, Facebook didnt need to buy the company if all it wanted to do was…

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