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Facebook Messenger: The battle over end-to-end encryption

The battle-lines have been drawn - but what is end-to-end encryption and why is it controversial?

Telegram Increasingly Abused for Selling Stolen Financial Details

The cybercriminals are actively abusing the Telegram messenger for setting up underground channels selling stolen financial details on them and also executing their other illicit activities as well.

Facebook Messenger users targeted by a large-scale scam

A large-scale scam campaign targeting Facebook Messenger users all over the world has been detected by Group-IB researchers.

Signal fixes verification delays caused by WhatsApp mass exodus

Signal's encrypted messaging service has recovered from delays affecting its new user verification process after a mass exodus of WhatsApp users to their platform.

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.

Facebook Messenger Bug Lets Hackers Listen to You Before You Pick Up the Call

A Bug in Facebook Messenger App for Android Could've Let Hackers Listen to the Person You Are Calling Before Even They Pick Up.

Beware: New Android Spyware Found Posing as Telegram and Threema Apps

Hackers found impersonating legitimate messaging apps such as Telegram and Threema to infect Android devices with a new malware.

Mobile messengers expose billions of users to privacy attacks

Mobile messengers create privacy concerns by exposing data via discovery services that allow users to find contacts from the address book.

Threema Chat App Decides To Go Open Source

The end-to-end encrypted messaging app Threema goes open source to strengthen its security. Also announced partering with Afinum AG.

New Web-Based Credit Card Stealer Uses Telegram Messenger to Exfiltrate Data

Cybercriminal groups are using new web-based credit card stealer that leverages Telegram messenger to exfiltrate data

Facebook adds security to Messenger with Face ID unlock option

Facebook has begun rolling out additional security features for its dedicated chat application, Messenger, that will make it essentially impossible for anyone to read your conversations in the app -- even if you give someone your phone. Facebook describes this feature, called App Lock, as giving users "the confidence to know that if a friend or family member needs to borrow your phone, they won't be able to access your chats."

Facebook Messenger App for Windows Vulnerability Let Hackers Hijack a Call & Install Malware

Researchers has disclosed a severe vulnerability in the Facebook messenger for Windows that lets hackers to hijack calls easily and then install malware

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