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Attackers were able to spread spyware through WhatsApp
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Larry Magid: Phones With WhatsApp May Be Vulnerable To Spyware
Security researchers say hackers were able to exploit a vulnerability in WhatsApp to install spyware on phones. KCBS’s Radio Technology Analyst Larry Magid says that WhatsApp has put a fix in the app store for download.
Tech Reports by Larry Magid
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What's up with WhatsApp?
WhatsApp discovered a governmental spyware had been remotely installed on smartphones using their app. And, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had a lot to discuss with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Tuesday— from Russian meddling in US election campaigns and arms control, to Iran and Venezuela. Also, a group of Indigenous people who live on the low-lying islands off Australia are suing the country for breaching their human rights by not doing enough to tackle climate change.
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WhatsApp hack reveals vulnerability of smartphones
Privacy is the new mantra for big tech executives keen to rebuild our trust in technology. But despite promises of end-to-end encryption, it seems the personal data we carry in our pocket is not secure from prying eyes. An Israeli company has been selling spyware that invades your smartphone via WhatsApp. Malcolm Moore discusses the revelations with Mehul Srivastava in Jerusalem and Robert Smith in London.Contributors: Suzanne Blumsom, executive editor, Malcolm Moore, technology news editor, Mehul Srivastava, Tel Aviv correspondent, and Robert Smith, capital markets correspondent. Producer: Fiona Symon