A series of vulnerabilities in WhatsApp which could permit hackers to tamper with conversations have been made public.
On Wednesday, Check Point security researchers Dikla Barda, Roman Zaikin, and Oded Vanunu revealed three methods of attack exploiting these vulnerabilities.


According to the team, the bugs "could allow threat actors to intercept and manipulate messages sent in both private and group conversations, giving attackers immense power to create and spread misinformation from what appear to be trusted sources."
Speaking at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, Vanunu said that the vulnerabilities have existed for a year, despite responsible disclosure in 2018.
Facebook said the WhatsApp bugs were due to "limitations that can't be solved due to their structure and architecture," according to the Financial Times.

A tool, demonstrated at Black Hat, has now been developed by Check Point to further press the issue and act as a proof-of-concept (PoC). The researchers believe the vulnerabilities are "of the utmost importance and require attention."

More at: https://www.zdnet.com/article/whatsa...per-with-text/