Tags messaging apps

Signal wants to protect protesters’ privacy with new face-blurring feature

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 weeks ago

Use of Signal has surged since George Floyd's killing.

Google researcher beefs up iMessage security by demonstrating clickless exploit

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 months ago

Google's Samuel Gross poked holes in some conventional wisdom around iOS.

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

by Jeff Stone • 12 months 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 • 1 year 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 • 3 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.

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