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Whatsapp is a proprietary instant messaging client for smartphones

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How does end-to-end encryption work with whatsapp web as of 2022?

The accepted answer to this question is now outdated, since Whatsapp web does not require an online smartphone to function anymore. How is the key exchange performed securely?
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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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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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Get root permission on android for metasploit

Is there any way to get into the root file system in android with an already installed msfvenom apk in reverse_tcp (to get the whatsapp encryption key)
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How Can I Backup App Data In Android/iOS Devices?

After my other post I'm looking over some other possibilities to do what I'm trying to do. How To Recover End-To-End Encrypted Data After Losing Private Key? If I save user data in server, in order to ...
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Does it make sense to create a Facebook account so I can tell them not to track me?

Not sure this is the right site to ask this, but here it goes. I've never created a Facebook account, because I don't want people to know about me more than I know about them. But I do have an ...
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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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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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Why whatsapp only let you create 1 passkey?

Whatsapp is rolling out passkeys. I don't think backing up passkeys in a password manager is a good idea. I'd like to have device bound passkeys but they only allow me to create one. How should I be ...
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Hijacking a WhatsApp session

If a device running a WhatsApp account has already be compromised. Can the attacker steal session cookies/encryption keys on the device and establish a persistent connection to receive calls and ...
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How can I protect myself from this simple, yet lethal (SE) WhatsApp hack?

I've been using WhatsApp as well as my current phone number for at least eight years now. As of now, everything went pretty smooth. That's why the message four days ago, 13rd of August 2021, struck me:...
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Only allowing WhatsApp traffic through firewalls

Problem: On our client's ship, we have an expensive backup internet connection. We want the backup connection to only allow WhatsApp traffic. This way we won't be greeted with an extreme bill because ...
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I got a call from a contact on What'sApp and that person says they didn't call me even by accident. Should I be worried about using What'sApp?

I got a call from a contact on What'sApp, and when I picked up there was no audio. The person says they weren't even holding their phone when it happened, and it even took a minute for the call to ...
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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? ...
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Radio transmission on my whatsapp voice note

I was sending a voice note to a friend and when I listened to it, the first ~6 seconds were completely normal and then something weird happened. A radio transmission from some radio station (I don't ...
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Following the new WhatsApp data privacy update, why does WhatsApp ask from users, even if they didn't, who is going to check their source code?

New WhatsApp data privacy update, that it will share our data with Facebook, we all know Facebook owns WhatsApp and this is obvious Facebook can always access users of WhatsApp as well. So why to ask ...
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