This undisclosed Whatsapp vulnerability lets governments see who you message
June 2, 2024
Sam Biddle
Los Angeles, CA, USA

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In March, Whatsapp's security team issued an internal warning to their colleagues: Despite the software’s powerful encryption, users remained vulnerable to a dangerous form of government surveillance. According to the previously unreported threat assessment obtained by The Intercept, the contents of conversations among the app’s 2 billion users remain secure. But government agencies, the engineers wrote, were “bypassing our encryption” to figure out which users communicate with each other, the membership of private groups, and perhaps even their locations.



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