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‘Indian agencies’ using WhatsApp to hack smartphones in Pakistan: reports

ISLAMABAD: Indian hackers are reportedly attempting to spy on Pakistani users by hacking their mobile phones through WhatsApp video calling feature, reports said. The National Telecom and Information Technology Security Board (NTISB) has also issued an advisory warning against potential cell phone hack by Indian hackers and called for prevention of cyber espionage. The advisory reads that the “hackers are taking advantage and sending false emails and messages to install malicious app in the garb of enabling WhatsApp…

IT Ministry issues web user advisory for WhatsApp video calling invite scam

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Information technology and Telecommunications today issued a web user advisory to inform the general public about the scam which could mean exposure of personal and call data of the users to malicious elements. The advisory has been issued viewing taking note of the malicious messages relating to invitations for activating video calling feature on the popular messaging app. The method devised by scammers to invite the WhatsApp users for activating the feature through a spoofed website has been a…

Facebook’s WhatsApp adds secure video calling amid privacy concerns

SAN FRANCISCO: One of the world’s most popular means of communication, Facebook's (FB.O) WhatsApp, is adding fully encrypted video calling to its messaging app on Monday, a move that comes as privacy advocates worry about the potential for stepped-up government surveillance under a Trump administration. WhatsApp, which boasts more than a billion users worldwide, adopted end-to-end encryption early this year, making it technically impossible for the company or government authorities to read messages or listen to calls.…