WhatsApp bug allows hackers gain access to your group chats to spread false messages

The WhatsApp messaging application is displayed on a screen of the telephone 3 August 2017. REUTERS/Thomas-and-White – RC1E1EA0A900

WhatsApp users are warned about a newly-discovered attack that allows hackers to infiltrate into your private messages and group chats.

In combination with other tricks, the flaw could allow scammers to impersonate you and even the spreading of false messages to your friends on the Facebook-owned chat app.

The exploit, spotted by Check Point Research cyber-security buffs, it is made possible by the vulnerabilities between WhatsApp for mobile and WhatsApp for the web (users have to synchronize to send messages on their desktop).

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