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Probably an appropriate moment to update WhatsApp?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stockhausen, May 14, 2019.

  1. stockhausen

    Capodecina

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    The software was developed by an American owned company based in Israel and funded by the Israeli Intelligence services - meanwhile we get worked up by possible links between Huawei and the Chinese Government :rolleyes:
     
  2. VincentHanna

    Capodecina

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    Last update to Google Play Store was 10th May though.
     
  3. Roar87

    Soldato

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    Damn I hope no one is viewing the group chat where we send Game of Thrones memes and the like, Mossad are onto us.
     
  4. neil_g

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    the issue was 10 days ago so likely covered in the latest update
     
  5. h4rm0ny

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  6. neil_g

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  7. h4rm0ny

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    No guarantee that an exploit found last Tuesday was patched in the two and a half working days between its discovery and the last update. Heck, it can take a days just to run through all the pre-release tests. If the release notes don't mention it, I wouldn't hold out hope.
     
  8. h4rm0ny

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    And in one line we see why Twitter and Facebook are so powerful. ;)
     
  9. neil_g

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    i'll rephrase. 10 days ago they admitted to authorities there was a flaw ;)

    indeed!
     
  10. CaptainRAVE

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    Honestly, if they want to eavesdrop on the boring to and fro I have between myself and my wife they are more than welcome. There ain't anything sexy about those convos anymore. Oh, and football scores between work colleagues. Plus a few gym selfies :p
     
  11. Hilly

    Don

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    That's the right update.
     
  12. touch

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    They claim it has been fixed in the latest update:
    https://www.facebook.com/security/advisories/cve-2019-3568
     
  13. craaaaaig

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    Thanks, I've been waiting years to see stickers in full size
     
  14. TheOracle

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    so how do I read other peoples text messages?
     
  15. stockhausen

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    I don't know anything about you but as the attacks appear to have been"targetted" and you are probably not a Journalist, Lawyer, Activist or in any way connected with defending anybody's Human Rights you are probably quite safe.
     
  16. iamtheoneneo

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    Surely this is kind of a non issue. Yes exploits suck but its WhatsApp run by Facebook the scummiest company out there.

    They are already collecting all your information, it just so happens that someone else has it too now and given the nature of this exploit it sounds like they are more than likely trying to identify and tap government officials etc and your average citizen is just collateral.

    We are not significant in this at all.
     
  17. UberTiger

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    Contact Israeli company NSO group, convince you are a good guy, pay much money, they give you hack, you spy on enemy!

    Download Signal and Telegram now and be the catalyst in your social circle to help grow the network. Interesting just to see which of your contact have already joined.
     
  18. stockhausen

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    I'm sure you are right.
    I suspect that you are wrong . . .
     
  19. mattyfez

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    My what's app was already patched up by the time the news broke as all my Google play apps update whenever I'm on WiFi rather than mobile date .. I don't get what the big deal is.

    Facebook /WhatsApp is basically a data mining tool with built in message functionality anyway ..