Possible Bug in WhatsApp May Provide Others with Access to All Your Messages

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by mood, Jan 11, 2019 at 7:48 AM.

  1. mood

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    Possible Bug in WhatsApp May Provide Others with Access to All Your Messages
    Messages restored in plain text on new phone numbers
    January 11, 2019

    https://news.softpedia.com/news/pos...with-access-to-all-your-messages-524516.shtml
     
  2. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    Oops.

    See, that's (one reason) why it's dangerous to tie messaging app accounts to phone numbers.

    Nuking history after N days inactivity isn't reliable. Users may just go inactive for N days, and then be screwed when history is gone.

    And whatever N you pick for the inactivity reset, there's the chance that the phone number will change hands before then.

    Also, it's generally a privacy fail to tie messaging app accounts to phone numbers.
     
  3. mood

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    Does WhatsApp Has A Privacy Bug That Could Expose Your Messages?
    January 11, 2019
    https://thehackernews.com/2019/01/whatsapp-privacy-chats.html
     
  4. imdb

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    for my money, whatsapp itself is a privacy bug.
     
  5. mirimir

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    :thumb:
     
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