Security researchers at Check Point have found vulnerabilities in WhatsApp that allow hackers to intercept and edit someone’s messages in a group chat.
Check Point Research, however, recently unveiled new vulnerabilities in the popular messaging application that could allow threat actors to intercept and manipulate messages sent in both private and group conversations, giving attackers immense power to create and spread misinformation from what appear to be trusted sources. The team observed three possible methods of attack exploiting this vulnerability – all of which involve social engineering tactics to fool end-users.
Following the process of Responsible Disclosure, Check Point Research informed WhatsApp of their findings. From Check Point Research’s view, they believe these vulnerabilities to be of the utmost importance and require attention. WhatsApp messages hack
Demonstration Video of the Attacks in Action – Via Check Point Research
You can read the full Check Point report here – https://research.checkpoint.com/fakesapp-a-vulnerability-in-whatsapp/
Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.