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Israeli firm spied on WhatsApp users via US servers: Facebook

26 Apr 2020

Israeli firm spied on WhatsApp users via US servers: Facebook

In a shocking development, Facebook has accused Israeli security firm NSO Group of using servers located in the US to launch a coordinated spyware attack on hundreds of users of WhatsApp, its main messaging service.

After spyware hack, Indian Government plans security audit of WhatsApp

29 Nov 2019

After spyware hack, Indian Government plans security audit of WhatsApp

WhatsApp has come under the scanner of the Indian Government.

Want to keep your WhatsApp chats safe? Update app now

19 Nov 2019

Want to keep your WhatsApp chats safe? Update app now

A few weeks after the NSO Group debacle (wherein a malware was injected into WhatsApp for snooping), the messaging service is facing flak for another vulnerability in its system, a bug that hackers can exploit to snoop on your phone.

Leaving WhatsApp after hack? Other chat apps aren't secure either

11 Nov 2019

Leaving WhatsApp after hack? Other chat apps aren't secure either

The recent WhatsApp attack that compromised private chats of as many as 1,400 people, including Indian activists and journalists, has triggered a wave of departures.

121 Indians may have been snooped: WhatsApp in September alert

03 Nov 2019

121 Indians may have been snooped: WhatsApp in September alert

Even as Indian authorities previously claimed that WhatsApp failed to alert them about a privacy breach by Israeli spyware, the Facebook-owned company reportedly issued two notifications in May and September.

Alerted Indian government about privacy breach, says WhatsApp; Centre denies

02 Nov 2019

Alerted Indian government about privacy breach, says WhatsApp; Centre denies

On Friday, Facebook-owned WhatsApp clarified that it had informed Indian authorities about a privacy breach on its platform in May.

Several Indian activists, journalists targeted by Israeli WhatsApp spyware

31 Oct 2019

Several Indian activists, journalists targeted by Israeli WhatsApp spyware

In a shocking disclosure, WhatsApp has revealed that Israeli spyware Pegasus was used to snoop on the messages of several Indian journalists and activists.

WhatsApp is suing an Israeli firm for spying on users

30 Oct 2019

WhatsApp is suing an Israeli firm for spying on users

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has sued Israeli security firm NSO Group for developing and injecting malware into its messaging service and using the same for spying on over 1,400 people.

Critical Android vulnerability affects Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi smartphones

05 Oct 2019

Critical Android vulnerability affects Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi smartphones

In a major incident, Google's security researchers have flagged critical unpatched zero-day vulnerability, in the company's own Android operating system.

This iPhone lightning cable can hack your PC: Here's how

19 Aug 2019

This iPhone lightning cable can hack your PC: Here's how

Often, hackers use malicious USB drives to break into a computer and steal files from it.

This tool can steal data from iCloud, Google Drive

20 Jul 2019

This tool can steal data from iCloud, Google Drive

An Israeli company, by the name of NSO Group, is selling a dangerous hacking tool, one that can be used to mine your personal files from Google Drive and iCloud.

WhatsApp breach: How to secure your app on Android, iOS

16 May 2019

WhatsApp breach: How to secure your app on Android, iOS

WhatsApp, which enjoys a strong user base of over a billion users, was recently targeted by hackers, attacking mobile phones through the voice calling functionality of the app.

Update WhatsApp! Attackers injecting spyware through a single voice call

14 May 2019

Update WhatsApp! Attackers injecting spyware through a single voice call

If you don't want your phone to be taken over by hackers, update WhatsApp immediately.