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Whatsapp is a proprietary instant messaging client for smartphones

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Can contacts be stolen over public WiFi?

Being on vacation for a few weeks, I only have access to public WiFi. After I have done some research on google and using the search button here (because "how safe is public WiFi" is a really common ...
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What is the WhatsApp QR security model?

The WhatsApp QR auth for web.whatsapp.com interests me. Does anybody have any insight to the actual security model employed and any comments of possible attacks on it?
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Can someone impersonate you on WhatsApp?

Well I'm not a developer so I'm here to resolve a specific question. I have been investigating this subject for a while now and I need and opinion from experts or developers which really understand ...
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WhatsApp logged me out on device - is it a security concern?

I went to bed last night, and put my Android phone into Airplane mode, something I do pretty regularly at night, except when I'm on call. However, this morning my WhatsApp popped up telling me that I'...
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Forensics methods for obtaining WhatsApp data from Windows Desktop PCs

WhatsApp has the option to download a Windows (or Mac) Desktop version. Installation requires pairing the software with a mobile phone. I have read a similar question about Android devices, and ...
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WhatsApp: Someone makes screenshots of a friends chat. Can I help them?

A group of friends is being stalked by an unknown person (or bot?). Everything started with person A. A was sent authentic screenshots of several of his WhatsApp chats. Screenshots were sometimes ...
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Is it secure to use services in Rambox?

Same question is asked for More secure to use e.g. Whatsapp Web in Franz than in browser? [closed]. On its answer it is said that: No, Franz is not inherently more secure than a regular browser. In ...
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What's the scam? Unknown users joining and leaving WhatsApp groups

I'm on a few WhatsApp groups that have signup links. Lately (last few months) I've noticed some very odd activity on a few of these groups: every few days I notice a number (often from a country with ...
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What are the security risks of using WhatSender tool?

WhatSender sends Bulk Whatsapp Messages directly from PC using whatsapp web. How it works Can this tool actually access messages and images from other chats?
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How do WiFi APs distinguish between text messages and media content for encrypted messengers?

I recently took a flight with Delta airlines. They offer in-flight WiFi for messenger services iMessage, Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp and state that Words and emojis accepted. Sending photos, ...
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How do attackers send messages FROM a victim's whatsapp account?

According to welivesecurity, there are many WhatsApp accounts becoming somehow compromised and messages being sent from that account. How do attackers achieve this without the installation of malware? ...