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WhatsApp's New Feature Might Authorise To 'Demote' Fellow Group Admins

WhatsApp's New Feature Might Authorise To 'Demote' Fellow Group Admins

"I think it would be better if the server didn't have metadata visibility into group membership, but that's a largely unsolved problem, and it's unrelated to confidentiality of group messages", he added.

Furthermore, Alex Stamos, the chief security officer for Facebook, posted his opinion on Twitter regarding the supposed threat. But there is no [sic] a secret way into WhatsApp groups chats'. "The article makes a few key points".

WhatsApp said it had "carefully looked" at the flaw and reassured users that their encrypted messages were safe.

But this new flaw means it would now technically be possible to infiltrate group messages, bypassing encryption.

The upcoming feature that sends notifications when you are mentioned in a group was initially spotted by WABetaInfo that comes up with the WhatsApp related features and updates.

The researchers recommend in their paper that users who rely on absolute privacy should stick to Signal or individual private messaging.

We completed the implementation of end-to-end encryption in 2016 for all messaging and calling on WhatsApp so that no one, not even us, has access to the content of your conversations.

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WhatsApp representatives told Wired there would be no fixes as a result of the research and that notifications of new chat additions are warning enough.

They found that anyone with control over WhatsApp's servers can add people to private group chats, including staff, hackers and governments who legally demand access.

The issue is that WhatsApp does not use any authentication mechanism for an invite sent out by a group administrator.

If you're an admin of a group chat, you'll be able to access the feature simply by tapping Group Info. In Signal's case, the same group chat attack in WhatsApp is also found in the app.

With over 1.2 billion monthly active users, WhatsApp is available in more than 50 different languages around the world and in 10 Indian languages.

Two years ago, the chat app added "end-to-end encryption" which is meant to make sure messages are scrambled so they can only be read by people who are meant to receive them.

Have you ever been bombarded with hundreds of notifications from a WhatsApp group, and chose not to read any simply because there were tons of messages and majority did not seem to matter to you? Now WhatsApp is testing a feature, which will allow a particular admin to be demoted, instead of just removing them entirely from the group.


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