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Pavel Durov criticized WhatsApp and urged users to remove the messenger

Pavel Durov criticized WhatsApp

Telegram developer Pavel Durov criticized WhatsApp for numerous backdoors and vulnerabilities and urged users to remove the messenger. Earlier this week, it was reported that the WhatsApp messenger recently fixed a critical error that could allow attackers to remotely compromise a device and steal protected chat messages and files. The …

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Chinese government sponsored cybercriminals attack on Dalai Lama office

Cybercriminals attacked the Dalai Lama office

Citizen Lab specialists discovered a new targeted cybercriminal campaign aimed at owners of iOS and Android devices. Cybercriminals attacked Tibetans, including those who works in the Dalai Lama’s office. A hacker group that researchers called Poison Carp sent malicious links to the victims using the WhatsApp messenger. After clicking on …

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Facebook applies in WhatsApp pass-through encryption method

FB applies in WhatsApp pass-through encryption method

Facebook is still implementing a way to bypass end-to-end encryption in WhatsApp. This will be not frank backdoor, but it will be special innovation able to satisfy requirements of authorities and special services. In particular, it will provide access to encrypted correspondence. If we as an example conventional WhatsApp, Facebook …

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Vulnerability in Android allows access to the device through a video file

Vulnerability in Android allows access to the device through a video file

Discovered in the Android OS critical vulnerability allows attackers to gain access to user’s devices. Vulnerability (CVE-2019-2107) affects Android versions from 7.0 to 9.0 (Nougat, Oreo and Pie) and allows remotely executing code without additional permissions. Marcin Kozlowski, a researcher, published the exploit for vulnerability on GitHub. “An attacker could …

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US Attorney General: People must accept backdoors in encryption

US Attorney General William Barr

US Attorney General William Barr said that users must accept the risks of backdoor integration and accept it. According to Barr, access of security services to encrypted correspondence is by far more important than personal cybersecurity risks. Barr stated this in a New York speech, at the same time calling …

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Facebook developed tool for tracking fakes and misinformation

big brother

However, this tool used only to suppress negative data about Facebook itself. Facebook is not just concerned about the spread of fake news, conspiracy theories and malicious content on their social platforms. The company is also worried about various negative rumors about the social network itself. According to the Bloomberg …

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Apple, Google and Microsoft in an open letter opposed human rights abuses by the British intelligence agencies

GCHQ

International coalition that included public organizations, experts on security and technology companies (including Apple, Google, Microsoft and WhatsApp), published an open letter to the Government Communications Headquarters of the United Kingdom (GCHQ), in which opposed the proposed GCHQ initiative to intercept encrypted correspondence. According to authors of the letter, special …

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