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WhatsApp is currently down with users reporting connection issues

WhatsApp is down according to user reports mentioning issues connecting to the messaging platform and the inability to send messages although still connected.

WhatsApp adds the option to make ephemeral messages the default in new chats

Meta has added an option to WhatsApp that allows you to make new chats use disappearing messages by default. It has also added more options about how long a message should be visible before vanishing.

Finland Faces Blizzard of Flubot-Spreading Text Messages

Millions of texts leading to the Flubot spyware/banking trojan are targeting everyone who uses Androids in the country, in an “exceptional” attack.

Google Launched End-to-End Encryption To Android Messages App

Besides end-to-end encryption, Google also launched Earthquake Alerts feature and more to the Android Messages app with the latest update.

American Express Fined for Sending Millions of Spam Messages

British regulators ruled that Amex sent 4 million nuisance emails to opted-out customers.

WhatsApp Pink - Beware of this New Malware that Controls Your Device

A malware is found that sends automated replies to messages on WhatsApp and other major chat apps. Eager to know what it is? Yes, as the name suggests, it is Whatsapp Pink!

Trivial SMS Exploit Allows A Hacker To Takeover Phone Numbers

By signing-up to any SMS marketing service, an attacker can takeover target phone numbers whilst rerouting all messages to its own.

FBI Could use a Tool to Access Private Signal Messages on iPhones

The court has recently published a document that affirms that the FBI may have developed a tool to access the Signal messages on iPhones. As hackers are now targeting messaging apps

WhatsApp's New Terms Won't Let You Opt Out of Sharing Data With Facebook

WhatsApp users will be required to either accept the updated privacy policy and terms of service or lose their access to the app from February 8, 2021.

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