Tuesday, 26 September 2023 03:23 GMT

CEO of Telegram has issued security warning about WhatsApp

(MENAFN) According to the creator of the competing Telegram software, the recent vulnerabilities revealed in the WhatsApp messenger serve as a reminder that the Meta-owned program is first and foremost a surveillance tool.

In a post on Thursday, Pavel Durov slammed WhatsApp. It was in reaction to a developer's notification that two new weaknesses in its code had been uncovered.

Both flaws allow a malicious actor to install malware on a WhatsApp-enabled device. To be exposed, a user must answer a video call or play a specially constructed video clip, possibly giving hackers complete access to his or her phone.

Based on Durov, the new discoveries fit a long pattern of WhatsApp posing a critical security danger to users. He clarified that “it’s almost certain that a new security flaw already exists there” because such vulnerabilities are “planted backdoors.”

“If one backdoor is discovered and has to be removed, another one is added,” he highlighting, advising people to read his own 2019 article about what he believes to be the inherently dangerous nature of the messaging service.


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