Check Point said the vulnerability gives a hacker the possibility "to intercept and manipulate messages sent by those in a group or private conversation" as well as "create and spread misinformation". Check Point has contacted WhatsApp to inform it of the severity of this discovery and advised that a fix should be found sooner rather than later.
In simple terms, it means that the security flaw can allow hackers to alter someone's reply in a group chat, as well as change the identity of a message's sender when the "quote" feature is used.
"The limit has started to appear this week for people in India who are on the current version of WhatsApp", the company said in a statement on Wednesday.
By doing this, it would be possible to incriminate a person or close a fraudulent deal, for example.
Finally, cyber criminals could send a private message to another group participant that is disguised as a public message for all, so when the targeted individual responds, it's visible to everyone in the conversation, CheckPoint said.
The attack sees hackers being able to infiltrate your chats and send fake messages to your friends.
Honda Civic Type R sets Hungaroring FWD lap record
It's something we agree with, which is why the Civic Type R managed to take home Motor Authority's Best Car To Buy 2018 award . Commenting on the Civic Type R, Button said, 'The first thing I noticed when I left the pit lane was how neutral the auto was.
WhatsApp said it now has no plans to fix the vulnerability as it forms a core part of the "design framework" of the app.
Sending a message to a member of a group that pretends to be a group message but is in fact only sent to this member.
The security flaw is related to WhatsApp's message encryption technology, which is the primary mechanism that's used to secure all messages (text and multimedia) transmitted via WhatsApp.
The Facebook-owned messaging app is facing scrutiny in India, after it was reported that viral video messages shared on the app resulted in lynching, mob violence in some parts of the country.
Government officials, however, have categorically said they are not satisfied with WhatsApp's response, particularly as its key demands of "traceability" and attribution of messages remain unaddressed reports PTI.
This is all assuming the Knicks are unable to find a trade partner for Noah, who has played just 53 games in two years with NY . The sides announced a "mutually" agreed upon indefinite leave for Noah on February 2, which he never returned from.
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Both players will undeniably strengthen Everton as they prepare for what promises to be a challenging season. They fought off rival interest from AC Milan, Inter Milan, West Ham and a late bid from Chelsea to get him.
Speaking about his move to Stamford Bridge, Kovacic expressed his excitement about the chance to play in the Premier League . New Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is keen to bring in his own players before today's 5pm deadline to freshen up his squad.
Fleetwood, who begins his PGA Championship bid at Bellerive on Thursday , said: "It looks pretty genuine". He was not positive it was the same amount that Tommy won at the Open but we checked and it was.
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That being said, there is still some risk he withdraws in the middle of the tournament or isn't himself because of the injury. While the elite dream of championship glory, the PGA is unique in that 20 club professionals are granted a spot in the field.
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Kris Jenner hints she's engaged to Corey Gamble
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Fresh quake hits Lombok, fells buildings
The Indonesian Red Cross said Thursday that an estimated 20,000 people in remote areas of the island are still without aid. Aid agencies say the number is likely to increase dramatically as they gain access to the worst-hit parts of the island.
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Argentina's Senate rejects proposed bill to legalize abortion
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