WhatsApp Vulnerability Allows Attackers to Alter Messages in Chats

Facebook owned WhatsApp has had a problem with the spread of fake news and rumors. Due to this they have had to put restrictions on the amount of times a particular message could be forwarded.

It now has gotten worse, as researchers from CheckPoint have figured out a way to manipulate conversations in order to modify existing replies that were received, quoting a message so it appears that it came from another user who may not be part of the group, and sending private messages that can be seen by only one person in a group, but having their replies go to everyone in it.

Read more about how attackers can manipulate WhatsApp conversations in order to change evidence and spread fake news, on BleepingComputer.