WhatsApp vulnerability allowed secretive installation of spyware

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  1. mood

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    WhatsApp vulnerability allowed secretive installation of spyware
    Messaging app feature was used to install malicious code made by an Israeli company, the Financial Times reports
    May 13, 2019

    https://www.cnet.com/news/whatsapp-vulnerability-reportedly-allowed-spyware-attack/
    TechCrunch: WhatsApp exploit let attackers install government-grade spyware on phones
     
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    9 things you need to know about the WhatsApp spyware attack
     
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    WhatsApp to refer security breach to U.S. authorities
     
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    It’s Almost Impossible to Tell if Your iPhone Has Been Hacked
    May 14, 2019
    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pajkkz/its-almost-impossible-to-tell-if-iphone-has-been-hacked
    On the WhatsApp 0day and legal action against NSO Group
     
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    “WhatsApp Will Never Be Secure” – Telegram Founder Attack Facebook Owned WhatsApp
    May 17, 2019
    https://gbhackers.com/whatsapp-will-never-be-secure/
     
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    Most WhatsApp Users Have Still Not Patched
    https://www.silicon.co.uk/mobility/mobile-apps/most-whatsapp-not-patched-255099
     
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    A good laugh, that guy. Seems really legit that he complains about WhatsApp being closed source when the server code for Telegram is also closed source.
     
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    Also really legit that he complains about WhatsApp not being secure when Telegram doesn't even use end-to-end encryption by default..
     
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    Facebook sues Israel's NSO Group over alleged WhatsApp hack
    October 28, 2019
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...roup-over-alleged-whatsapp-hack-idUSKBN1X82BE
    The New York Times: WhatsApp Says Israeli Firm Used Its App in Spy Program
     
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    Why WhatsApp is pushing back on NSO Group hacking
     
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    Malware attack on users: CERT-In alerted three days before WhatsApp pinged
    November 6, 2019
    https://economictimes.indiatimes.co...fore-whatsapp-pinged/articleshow/71931668.cms
     
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    WhatsApp flaw CVE-2019-11931 could be exploited to install spyware
    The popular messaging platform WhatsApp made the headlines again
    November 16, 2019

    https://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/93932/hacking/whatsapp-flaw-cve-2019-11931.html
    The Hacker News: New WhatsApp Bug Could Have Let Hackers Secretly Install Spyware On Your Devices
     
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    Facebook countersued by NSO Group, Israeli spyware vendor
    November 26, 2019
    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/26/facebook-countersued-by-nso-group-israeli-spyware-/
     
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    India plans security audit of WhatsApp after hacking attempt
    November 28, 2019
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...-whatsapp-after-hacking-attempt-idUSKBN1Y21JX
     
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    Report: Israeli Spyware Allegedly Used to Target Pakistani Officials' Phones
    December 21, 2019
    https://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13980930000856
     
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    Police Tracked a Terror Suspect — Until His Phone Went Dark After a Facebook Warning
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    FBI probing Israeli firm NSO over phone hacking suspicions — report
    January 30, 2020
    https://www.timesofisrael.com/fbi-probing-israeli-firm-nso-over-phone-hacking-suspicions-report/
    Reuters: Exclusive: FBI probes use of Israeli firm's spyware in personal and government hacks - sources
     
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    Facebook must unblock NSO Group employee’s account, Israeli court rules
    February 18, 2020
    https://www.cyberscoop.com/israel-court-facebook-nso/
     
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    Facebook Wins Malware Suit After NSO’s No-Show in Court
    March 3, 2020
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    NSO Group hits back at Facebook in snooping case
    March 11, 2020
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    Facebook-NSO lawsuit: Hundreds of WhatsApp attacks linked to one IP address
    Facebook fights to keep the lawsuit on track
    April 24, 2020

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/nso-l...ndreds-of-whatsapp-attacks-to-one-ip-address/
     
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    NSO Group Impersonates Facebook Security Team to Spread Spyware — Report
    https://threatpost.com/nso-group-impersonates-facebook-security/
     
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