Facebook explained reasons for the global failure

Yesterday, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp did not work for more than five hours around the world and after fixing the problems, representatives of the social network explained the reasons for the global outage. The failure was caused by a BGP routing issue. Currently, all services are already operating normally. Amid problems with access, rumours of… Continue reading Facebook explained reasons for the global failure

Dangerous bug in WhatsApp could lead to disclosure of user data

Check Point specialists spoke about a dangerous bug they discovered in the WhatsApp image processing function, which could lead to the disclosure of user data. The problem helped to disable the application, in addition, by applying certain filters to a specially created image and sending it to a potential victim, an attacker could exploit the… Continue reading Dangerous bug in WhatsApp could lead to disclosure of user data

New worm for Android spreads rapidly via WhatsApp

ESET security researcher Lukas Stefanko reported a new malware: he said that a new worm for Android automatically spreads through WhatsApp messages. The main purpose of malware is to trick users into adware or subscription scams. The link to the fake Huawei Mobile app redirects users to a site that is very similar to the… Continue reading New worm for Android spreads rapidly via WhatsApp

Google Search Indexes WhatsApp Private Groups

Google search engine indexes invitations to WhatsApp groups (including links to private groups), which makes them visible and accessible to any user who wants to join the group. The journalist Jordan Wildon drew attention to the problem. He found that the WhatsApp “Invite to Group link” feature allows Google indexing these groups, making them available… Continue reading Google Search Indexes WhatsApp Private Groups

Number of linked with WhatsApp phishing URLs increased by 13 467%

According to Vade Secure’s report, the number of phishing URLs related to Facebook grew by 358,8%, and WhatsApp, by 13467%. Vade Secure published a report on phishing threats in the fourth quarter of 2019. Researchers identified 25 brands that phishers most widely use, compiling this list by analyzing a variety of phishing URLs. As a… Continue reading Number of linked with WhatsApp phishing URLs increased by 13 467%

Dangerous vulnerabilities in WhatsApp allowed compromising millions of users

Security researcher Gal Weizman from PerimeterX disclosed technical details of a number of dangerous vulnerabilities (united under the common identifier CVE-2019-18426) found in the desktop version of the WhatsApp messenger. Using these vulnerabilities, attackers could remotely steal files from computers running Windows or macOS. “I really wanted to find a major security flaw in a… Continue reading Dangerous vulnerabilities in WhatsApp allowed compromising millions of users

An attacker in a WhatsApp group chat could disable messengers of other participants

Do you like chatting in groups of interest? Are you smiling or shivering when in a group chat from your child’s kindergarten or school class new messages arrive? You are in danger! The recently discovered dangerous vulnerability allows any member of a group chats to disable WhatsApp on the devices of all other participants using… Continue reading An attacker in a WhatsApp group chat could disable messengers of other participants