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WhatsApp is now secure by default – Why is it so important?

WhatsApp is not just any messaging app. It’s a quite unique combination of popularity and security. Many people know it as “the” messaging app. A natural choice that all your friends are using already, so it’s a no-brainer for you to use it too. But WhatsApp is also committed to provide a secure solution. They have been working with Whisper Systems for a lon
Publish At:2016-04-06 21:50 | Read:5110 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Privacy Security chat communication crypto e2e encryp

Backdoors in messaging apps – what’s really going on?

We are in one of those phases again. The Paris attacks caused, once again, a cascade of demands for more surveillance and weakening of encryption. These demands appear every time, regardless of if the terrorists used encryption or not. The perhaps most controversial demand is to make backdoors mandatory in communication software. Encryption technology can be
Publish At:2015-12-15 00:20 | Read:4358 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Security anti-terrorism backdoor chat communication

The 4 Phishing Commandments – #3 Know Thy Link

So we know cybercriminals are targeting us on account of the abundance of personal information available on the internet (Post #1), and we can smell a bogus email address or domain name a mile away (Post #2), but what guidelines help us identify a rogue link when we see one? And what are common link–clicking pitfalls to avoid? Before diving into links, let’s
Publish At:2015-05-04 17:40 | Read:4710 | Comments:0 | Tags:Phishing Uncategorized "Chat Phishing" "Spear Phishing" "wat

Phony My Team Voice App Being Spread on Steam Chat

We have come to know of a new Steam scam making rounds within the gaming community via a submission by one of our users in the Malwarebytes Forums. He/She reported of a piece of malicious software being spread around by scammers via the Steam platform’s chat feature. Recipients of the message are pointed to the URL, myteamvoxing[DOT]com/en/home/index,
Publish At:2015-03-31 18:40 | Read:4807 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud/Scam Alert chat fake gaming steam

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