Tags messaging apps

Fake Telegram app on more than 100,000 phones infected U.S., UAE Androids

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

The Android malware pushed fake prizes to generate click fraud. The program’s developers borrowed open-source code from the real Telegram app.

WhatsApp adds biometric feature to help protect messages

by Jeff Stone • 7 months ago

Even end-to-end encryption can’t protect WhatsApp users’ messages if someone has physical control of their device — a problem this update should help solve.

Telegram zero-day used to spread cryptomining malware

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 years ago

The zero day is exploitable through the way the app's Windows client manages a Unicode character that reverses the direction of text. A JavaScript file disguised as an image file is used to deploy malware.

Facebook Messenger upgrades encrypted chat feature

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 years ago

"It's a clear step forward in bringing the benefits of secure, robust cryptography to billions of people around the world," said one former employee.

Why Jabber reigns across the Russian cybercrime underground

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 years ago

Much of the Russian cybercrime underworld is an enigma, but one technology serves as a crucial common link across all of it: Jabber.

As White House puts pressure on leakers, DC startup sees business opportunity

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

A hazardous political landscape in Washington, underlined by a White House desperate to plug leaks, has spurred the use of encrypted messaging apps by federal employees. For a collage of software developers, this nervousness and anxiety around D.C. translates into a very real business opportunity. In light of media reports noting the growing use of WhatsApp, Confide and Signal amongst government workers, a group of onlookers are now working to provide other options.

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