It has been reported that a security firm has found a series of flaws in WhatsApp that could allow hackers to intercept and manipulate messages by changing the identity of a sender or altering their text. This gives the attackers the power to “create and spread misinformation from what appear to be trusted sources,” the researchers said.
Its hotting up in the desert with major vulnerabilities in iMessage and WhatsApp. Both generally seen as ubiquitous messaging platforms with many viewing the service as secure and reliant on them having good security, particularly WhatsApp, to protect communications.
This latest Whatsapp vulnerability is troubling as it enables an attacker to spoof the identity of a user, which could then encourage someone to do, or say, something they may not wish an outsider to be privy to. Given that, currently, there is no known fix, those for whom privacy and integrity is critical are urged to look at alternative communication methods.