WhatsApp

WhatsApp Exploit Allowed Hackers to Install Spyware on Phones

WhatsApp Exploit Allowed Hackers to Install Spyware on Phones

WhatsApp has disclosed a vulnerability in its iOS and Android client which allowed hackers to install spyware on devices by exploiting a buffer overflow vulnerability in the WhatsApp VoIP stack.

Facebook’s Portal is Launching Internationally and Adding WhatsApp Support

Facebook’s Portal is Launching Internationally and Adding WhatsApp Support

Earlier today, Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, confirmed that the future of the social network is privacy. The core app also got redesigned for good measure, and Instagram is getting some major tweaks. Next up, some big news for Facebook’s video calling devices.

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp Are Down for Users Globally [Update: Back Online]

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp Are Down for Users Globally [Update: Back Online]

It looks like Facebook services across the world are currently affected by an outage. This includes Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Combined, these services are used by over a billion people on a daily basis.

WhatsApp Will Soon Gain Support for iPad

WhatsApp Will Soon Gain Support for iPad

In a move that’s going to make a lot of iPad owners happy, WhatsApp is finally working on adding iPad support to its app. While WhatsApp is available on the App Store, it is only compatible with the iPhone and does not show up when searched from an iPad.

Facebook is Focusing on Encrypted, Ephemeral Messaging in the Future

Facebook is Focusing on Encrypted, Ephemeral Messaging in the Future

How can Facebook, a company that has relied on handing out personal user information, find a new way forward in 2019?

How to Lock WhatsApp on iPhone Using Face ID or Touch ID

How to Lock WhatsApp on iPhone Using Face ID or Touch ID

WhatsApp has finally added Face ID/Touch ID support to its iOS app. This means that one can now lock WhatsApp and protect it using Face ID or Touch ID. Given how popular the app has become in Europe, UAE, India, and other parts of Asia, this was a much-needed feature.

You Can Now Lock WhatsApp On Your iPhone Using Face ID/Touch ID

You Can Now Lock WhatsApp On Your iPhone Using Face ID/Touch ID

The latest WhatsApp update for iOS has added the ability to lock the app using Face ID or Touch ID. Since iOS itself locks a native app locking ability, it is up to developers to add this feature to their apps.

Zuckerberg Wants to Merge Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp to Offer a Secure Messaging Experience

Zuckerberg Wants to Merge Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp to Offer a Secure Messaging Experience

A report last week claimed Mark Zuckerberg was planning on merging the underlying platform of Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram messaging into one. This would make the services interoperable and allow users from one messaging app (say WhatsApp) to send end-to-end encrypted messages to a user on Instagram. Now, Zuckerberg has provided more details on this during Facebook’s Q4 2018 earnings call. 

PSA: Beware of WhatsApp Gold and Account Takeover Scam

PSA: Beware of WhatsApp Gold and Account Takeover Scam

If you are a heavy WhatsApp user, there are two scams going on currently that you should be aware of. The first one is ‘WhatsApp Gold,’ an old scam which is recirculating again. You might receive a message from an unknown number or from your friend or family warning you not to open a video called Martinelli which will be launched in WhatsApp tomorrow. 

WhatsApp Adds Support for Sticker Packs

WhatsApp Adds Support for Sticker Packs

WhatsApp today announced that it is adding Stickers support to its platform. For now, WhatsApp has added support for sticker packs designed by its in-house designers along with some designed by other artists.