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Researchers find flaw in WhatsApp

PARIS: Researchers at a cybersecurity firm said Wednesday they had found a flaw in WhatsApp that could allow hackers to modify and send fake messages in the popular social messaging app. CheckPoint said the vulnerability gives a hacker the possibility "to intercept and manipulate messages sent by those in a group or private conversation" as well as "create and spread misinformation". The report of the flaw comes as the Facebook-owned is coming under increasing scrutiny as a means of spreading misinformation due to its…

Researchers uncover flaw that makes Wi-Fi vulnerable to hacks

WASHINGTON: Cyber security watchdogs and researchers are issuing warnings over risks associated with a widely used system for securing Wi-Fi communications after the discovery of a flaw that could allow hackers to read information thought to be encrypted, or infect websites with malware. An alert from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Computer Emergency Response Team on Monday said the flaw could be used within range of Wi-Fi using the WPA2 protocol to hijack private communications. It recommended installing vendor…

‘Macronleaks’: Hackers find flaw in French cyber-fortress

PARIS: They knew months ago that top-of-the-range hackers had been targetting them. They believe their security measures, too, had been nothing short of top-rate. But, in the end, French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's team got hacked. And on Friday night, just an hour before the end of official campaigning, thousands of documents including emails and accounts belonging to his En Marche! (On the Move!) movement were dumped online. "It's just incredible what's happening," said Belgian researcher Nicolas…