WhatsApp messages and usernames can be faked, researchers find

CNET | 8/9/2018 | Sean Keane
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It's possible to alter previously sent WhatsApp messages, according to security researchers.

Previously delivered WhatsApp messages can reportedly be tweaked to change the content or the sender's identity, security researchers say.

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Check Point Software Technologies found that hackers can create a hacked version of the app and alter a quoted message (a past one that someone is replying directly one) to change the content or sender, The New York Times reports.

WhatsApp told the Times that it works to remove people using hacked versions of its service, but said the ability to manipulate quotes wasn't a flaw. Verifying each message would create privacy issues or slow the app down too much.

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Neither WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, nor Checkpoint immediately responded to requests for comment.

Both companies told the paper that they hadn't...
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