One of the security features that WhatsApp supports is end-to-end encryption. This means that messages sent and received by WhatsApp are encrypted, which in theory means that no one should intercept them and read their content. However, security researchers at the check point now suggest otherwise.
During a recent Black Hat Security Conference in Las Vegas, several WhatsApp security vulnerabilities were discovered that allowed chat messages to change. This means that, in theory, a hacker can manipulate the content of a message and make it completely different.
Another drawback is that hackers can change how the sender identifies themselves. This allows the hacker to modify the message as if it came from someone else.
Luckily, Check Point points out that these issues and security vulnerabilities have been solved in the meantime, and a Facebook official (owned by WhatsApp TipsApp) points out that the scenarios described are the mobile equivalent of changing e-mail responses and such issues. Was solved a year ago.
(NN / Benchmark)