Does the short message service provide a 'backdoor' for government agencies? Tobias Boelter, a cryptography researcher at the University of California in Berkeley, who discovered a security flaw in WhatsApp, explains his suspicions.
Researchers have uncovered a weakness in the system used to secure Wi-Fi networks that could allow hackers to access data including passwords and emails. Experts have warned the flaw could leave millions vulnerable.
A security researcher has discovered a vulnerability in the messaging platform that allows third parties to intercept messages. Although notified in April, Facebook has failed to redress the security flaw.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd condemned encryption just days after a London terrorist attack, before which the offender reportedly used Whatsapp. She published a long commentary on the issue, as well as a BBC interview.
Critics have slammed a proposed German surveillance law as infringing on civil liberties. The controversial legislation would empower investigators to read suspects' WhatsApp messages and other online communication.
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