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WhatsApp & Telegram Fix Critical Flaws in Web Platforms Allowing Account Hijack - Update
15 March 2017, 4:55 pm

WhatsApp and Telegram have patched critical flaws in their apps that could allow attackers to gain control over user accounts. 

According to researchers from Check Point Software Technologies, they discovered issues with the way the two apps process several types of files without checking to see if they contain malicious code. 

They mention that the online versions of these platforms - WhatsApp Web and Telegram Web - mirror all messages sent and received by the user, being fully synced with the smart device. If exploited, the vulnerability they found could allow attackers to completely take over users' accounts on any browser, access their personal and group conversations, photos, videos and other shared files, as well as contact lists and basically any other information they share with the app. That translates into someone stealing your photos, sending messag... (read more)

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