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How to find out if you are affected by the Whatsapp hack - and what to do next

All smartphones with WhatsApp or WhatsApp Business installed are vulnerable

whatsapp - Mirror
1:30am PDT - May 15th, 2019

Who's behind the WhatsApp hack and should you be worried? | CBC News

WhatsApp's began urging its 1.5 billion or so users to update their apps after a weekend cyberattack. Here's what you need to know about the company believed to be behind the hack and what you should do now.

whatsapp - CBC News
1:08am PDT - May 15th, 2019

WhatsApp security breach may have targeted human rights groups

WhatsApp said on Tuesday that a security breach on its messaging app had signs of coming from a government using surveillance technology developed by a private company, and it may have targeted human rights groups.

whatsapp - Hacker News
12:58am PDT - May 15th, 2019

This is how attackers were able to spread spyware through WhatsApp with just a phone call

Attackers exploited a WhatsApp vulnerability known as a buffer overflow to spread spyware to mobile devices. Here's what that term means.

whatsapp - Business Insider (UK)
5:00pm PDT - May 14th, 2019

This is how attackers were able to spread spyware through WhatsApp with just a phone call

Attackers exploited a WhatsApp vulnerability known as a buffer overflow to spread spyware to mobile devices. Here's what that term means.

whatsapp - Business Insider
5:00pm PDT - May 14th, 2019

WhatsApp security breach may have targeted human rights groups

WhatsApp said on Tuesday that a security breach on its messaging app had signs of coming from a government using surveillance technology developed by a private company, and it may have targeted human rights groups.

whatsapp - Reuters
4:17pm PDT - May 14th, 2019

Despite Measles Warnings, Anti-Vaccine Rally Draws Hundreds of Ultra-Orthodox Jews

The “vaccine symposium” in Rockland County was denounced by health authorities and some ultra-Orthodox rabbis, who said the speakers were spreading dangerous propaganda.

whatsapp - The New York Times
3:55pm PDT - May 14th, 2019

WhatsApp Was Hacked, Your Computer Was Exposed, and More News

Catch up on the most important news today in 2 minutes or less.

whatsapp - Wired
3:41pm PDT - May 14th, 2019

No, end-to-end encryption isn’t a marketing gimmick

There’s bad takes, and then there’s bad takes. An example of the latter comes from Bloomberg Opinion columnist Leonid Bershidsky, who thinks that today’s WhatsApp security woes proves that end-to-end encryption is “a gimmick” and “largely pointless.” WhatsApp…

whatsapp - The Next Web
2:03pm PDT - May 14th, 2019

No, end-to-end encryption isn't a marketing gimmick

There’s bad takes, and then there’s bad takes. An example of the latter comes from Bloomberg Opinion columnist Leonid Bershidsky, who thinks that today’s WhatsApp security woes ...

whatsapp - The Next Web
12:03pm PDT - May 14th, 2019

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.

whatsapp - Vice News
11:58am PDT - May 14th, 2019

This WhatsApp flaw helped send spyware with a voice call

Time to update your app.

whatsapp - Mashable
11:41am PDT - May 14th, 2019

WhatsApp vulnerability exposed; Supreme Court deals blow to Apple

Fox Business Briefs: Facebook's messaging system WhatsApp reveals vulnerability to hackers after an Israeli firm was allegedly able to install spyware onto phones by simply placing a call; Supreme Court ruling opens the door for consumers to sue Apple for for…

whatsapp - Fox News
10:08am PDT - May 14th, 2019

The Israeli spyware allegedly behind the WhatsApp hack, and who was targeted

The security flaw was patched, but questions remain about who was targeted and why.

whatsapp - Google News (Canada)
9:34am PDT - May 14th, 2019

WhatsApp urges users to update app after spyware hacking report - BNN Bloomberg

WhatsApp pressed users to update its messaging service, following a report that a vulnerability in the software allowed attackers to hack into people’s phones using commercial Israeli spyware.

whatsapp - Google News (Canada)
9:06am PDT - May 14th, 2019

How Hackers Broke WhatsApp With Just a Phone Call

All it took to compromise a smartphone was a single phone call over WhatsApp. The user didn't even have to pick up the phone.

whatsapp - Wired
9:05am PDT - May 14th, 2019

You probably weren’t a target of the WhatsApp surveillance hack

Every once in a while a major bug, vulnerability or security scare will spark panic. In most cases, it’s absolutely unnecessary panic. Take yesterday’s reported vulnerability. Israeli hacking outfit NSO Group, a developer of malware typically used by governme…

whatsapp - TechCrunch
9:00am PDT - May 14th, 2019

You Should Update WhatsApp Right Away. Here's How to Do it Quickly and Easily

The latest version of WhatsApp fixes a recently discovered security flaw. Here's how to update quickly and easily.

whatsapp - Time
7:48am PDT - May 14th, 2019

HP’s new gaming laptop has more screens for more content

There’s something about gaming laptops that make manufacturers do weird things. It’s kind of wonderful, in a way. Companies tend to give their teams a much wider berth for strange and novel designs, and HP’s Omen line is certainly no stranger. Designs that te…

whatsapp - TechCrunch
6:53am PDT - May 14th, 2019

WhatsApp hacked? How to update your app after the latest spying malware discovery

Pegasus malware, typically sold to intelligence agencies, can spy on calls and texts while also recording audio and video from phones.

whatsapp - Newsweek
6:47am PDT - May 14th, 2019

Recode Daily: The Supreme Court opens up Apple to antitrust cases

Plus: Facebook raises pay for its contract workers, Attackers hack cell phones with spyware via Whatsapp, Amazon replaces box packers with machines

whatsapp - Recode
5:54am PDT - May 14th, 2019

The WhatsApp hack proves security should trump consumer choice

The discovery of a zero-day vulnerability in WhatsApp, one of the world’s most widely used messaging apps, is nothing short of frightening. This vulnerability allowed an adversary, who is yet to be identified (but I’d bet my left kidney that it’s some flavor …

whatsapp - The Next Web
5:39am PDT - May 14th, 2019

WhatsApp was breached: Here's what users need to do

Facebook's WhatsApp urges users to upgrade to the latest version of the messaging app after a report says users are vulnerable to malicious spyware.

whatsapp - USA Today
5:36am PDT - May 14th, 2019

WhatsApp discovers spyware that infected phones through missed calls | CBC News

Spyware crafted by a sophisticated group of hackers-for-hire took advantage of a flaw in the popular WhatsApp communications program to remotely hijack dozens of phones, the company said late Monday.

whatsapp - CBC News
4:23am PDT - May 14th, 2019

PSA: Update WhatsApp now to prevent spyware from being installed on your phone

WhatsApp, the messaging app used by more than 1.5 billion worldwide, says it’s patched a critical security vulnerability which allowed attackers to secretly infect phones with malicious spyware by just calling phone numbers over an in-app audio call. The Face…

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4:18am PDT - May 14th, 2019
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9:43am PDT - May 22nd, 2019

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9:43am PDT - May 22nd, 2019

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9:42am PDT - May 22nd, 2019

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9:42am PDT - May 22nd, 2019

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9:42am PDT - May 22nd, 2019

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9:42am PDT - May 22nd, 2019
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9:42am PDT - May 22nd, 2019

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9:42am PDT - May 22nd, 2019

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9:42am PDT - May 22nd, 2019

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9:42am PDT - May 22nd, 2019

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3:43am PDT - May 22nd, 2019

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3:43am PDT - May 22nd, 2019

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3:43am PDT - May 22nd, 2019
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3:43am PDT - May 22nd, 2019

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3:43am PDT - May 22nd, 2019

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3:43am PDT - May 22nd, 2019

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3:43am PDT - May 22nd, 2019

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3:43am PDT - May 22nd, 2019
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3:43am PDT - May 22nd, 2019

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3:43am PDT - May 22nd, 2019

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3:42am PDT - May 22nd, 2019

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3:42am PDT - May 22nd, 2019
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3:42am PDT - May 22nd, 2019

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3:42am PDT - May 22nd, 2019

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3:42am PDT - May 22nd, 2019

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3:42am PDT - May 22nd, 2019
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3:42am PDT - May 22nd, 2019

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3:42am PDT - May 22nd, 2019

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3:42am PDT - May 22nd, 2019

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1:27am PDT - May 22nd, 2019

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1:27am PDT - May 22nd, 2019

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1:27am PDT - May 22nd, 2019

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1:27am PDT - May 22nd, 2019

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1:27am PDT - May 22nd, 2019
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1:27am PDT - May 22nd, 2019
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1:27am PDT - May 22nd, 2019