WHATSAPP FLAW AND THE SPREAD OF FAKE NEWS

WhatsApp, the most popular messaging application in the world, has been found vulnerable to multiple security vulnerabilities that could allow malicious users to intercept and modify the content of messages sent in both private as well as group conversations.

Discovered by security researchers at Israeli security firm Check Point, the flaws take advantage of a loophole in WhatsApp’s security protocols to change the content of the messages, allowing malicious users to create and spread misinformation or fake news from “what appear to be trusted sources.”…READ MORE

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