Whatsapp is Vulnerable to Hacking, Say Check Point Researches
The Israeli cybersecurity company published a report listing security flaws in the Facebook-owned messaging app
Raphael Kahan 15:30 08.08.18
Facebook-owned free messaging app Whatsapp is vulnerable to hacking, according to a report published Tuesday by Nasdaq-listed network and cloud security provider Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. The firewall pioneer said it discovered security flaws that could allow hackers to intercept and manipulate messages sent in private and group chats.
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Founded in 2009, Whatsapp was acquired by Facebook in 2014 for $22 billion. It now boasts more than 1 billion users in over 180 countries.