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Cybersecurity researcher exposed security flaws in WhatsApp: Report

WhatsApp Security Flaw
WhatsApp Security Flaw

Multiple loopholes and security vulnerabilities in WhatsApp could have allowed people to alter the text of someone's message and inject malicious code in a user's browser, cybersecurity researcher Gal Weizman revealed in a blog post on February 4. Weizman had reportedly informed Facebook about this last year and the company has since dealt with the issues in the application. The report was first covered by The Hacker News. Key Findings The research by Weizman revealed important loopholes and security flaws, mostly in WhatsApp web, the application's browser version. Some of these include: Altering the text of a message: By manipulating the metadata of the object containing a message, one could basically reply to messages that were never a part of the conversation. For instance, it would allow a user to quote a made-up message (using the reply feature on WhatsApp) that was never written.…

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