Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2111 Check Point discloses vulnerability that allowed hackers to take over hundreds of millions of WhatsApp & Telegram accounts
One of the most concerning revelations arising from the recent WikiLeaks publication is the possibility that government organizations can compromise WhatsApp, Telegram and other end-to-end encrypted chat applications. While this has yet to be proven, many end-users are concerned as WhatsApp and Telegram use end-to-end encryption to guarantee user privacy. This encryption is designed to ensure that only the people communicating can read the messages and nobody else in between.

Nevertheless, this same mechanism has also been the origin of a new severe vulnerability we have discovered in both messaging services’ online platform – WhatsApp Web and Telegram Web. The online version of these platforms mirror all messages sent and received by the user, and are fully synced with the users’ device.
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#2119 US-CERT warns HTTPS inspection may degrade TLS security
#2118 Another years-old flaw fixed in the Linux kernel
#2117 Intel, Microsoft launch new bug bounty programs
#2116 MajikPOS combines PoS malware and RATs to pull off its malicious tricks
#2115 Revenge ransomware, a CryptoMix variant, being distributed by RIG exploit kit
#2114 This laptop-bricking USB stick just got even more dangerous
#2113 New smartphone threat: Now attackers can use sound to hack your device
#2112 Hack brief: High-profile Twitter accounts overrun with swastikas
#2111 Check Point discloses vulnerability that allowed hackers to take over hundreds of millions of WhatsApp & Telegram accounts
#2110 Russian hacker "Kolypto" who worked on Citadel trojan extradited to the US
#2109 US charges two Russian agents with ordering hack of 500m Yahoo accounts
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