whatsapp

Hacking

It’s Almost Impossible to Tell if Your iPhone Has Been Hacked

A recent vulnerability in WhatsApp shows that there’s little defenders can do to detect and analyze iPhone hacks.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5 days ago
In Moderation

Gun Sellers Are Advertising on Instagram and Directing Customers to Encrypted Chat Apps

A leaked Facebook document gives more detail on the type of firearm parts that the social network does not allow people to sell peer-to-peer.
Joseph Cox
4.10.19
misinformation

WhatsApp Launches a Tip Line for Misinformation in India Ahead of Elections

WhatsApp has been struggling to address misinformation and rumors on its app without compromising security. “Checkpoint Tipline” gives users in India an opt-in option to submit rumors for fact-checking.
Caroline Haskins
4.2.19
cybercrime

Cybercriminals Are Taking Advantage of Venezuela's Economic Crisis

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp social engineering scams have become common in the country.
Melanio Escobar
1.16.19
tech

You Can Now Get $1 Million for Hacking WhatsApp and iMessage

Companies that buy and sell exploits, or zero-days, are now willing to offer seven figures for hacks that allow spies and cops to steal WhatsApp, iMessage and other chat app messages.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.7.19
marriage

The WhatsApp Group Fighting Virginity Tests in India

Newly-married women in the Kanjarbhat community must submit to a humiliating test to prove their chastity. Members of Stop The V-Ritual say it's time for the practice to end.
Payal Mohta
12.4.18
Facebook

WhatsApp and Instagram Founders Don’t Deserve Points for Leaving Facebook

By selling their companies to Facebook, Brian Acton and Kevin Systrom perpetuated the worst parts of capitalism.
Jason Koebler
9.26.18
crypto

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg: We’re Very Committed to Encryption in WhatsApp

During a Senate hearing, Sandberg said Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, is still using end-to-end encryption, but did leave room for potential changes.
Joseph Cox
9.5.18
OPSEC 101

Paul Manafort’s Terrible Encrypted Messaging OPSEC Got Him Additional Charges

Don’t commit crimes. But if you do, don’t back up the evidence of your crimes to Apple or Google’s cloud, where it doesn’t matter that the evidence was originally end-to-end encrypted.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.5.18
Jan Koum

WhatsApp Co-Founder Will Leave Facebook to Play Ultimate Frisbee

The departure is reportedly due to disagreements with Facebook.
Sophie Kleeman
5.1.18
Facebook

Billionaire Who Sold WhatsApp to Facebook: 'Delete Facebook'

Brian Acton jumps on the #deletefacebook Twitter wagon.
Samantha Cole
3.21.18
How Hacking Works

The Motherboard Guide to Sexting Securely

These are the basic steps you can take to protect yourself while sending and receiving explicit pictures, videos, and messages online.
Louise Matsakis
11.21.17
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