How WhatsApp Messages Can Be Manipulated By Hackers - Checkpoint

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India in the past few months has increased its efforts to break down the massive message forwarding after it was found that people were making use of social media and messaging applications for spreading rumours and for triggering public fury. The company said in a statement that the limit for forwarded messages has been restricted to five. Other measures aimed at curbing the spread of misinformation will be rolled out in phases.

This new restriction will ensure that if a media message (video, photos, audio) is forwarded five times from the same account, then WhatsApp will disable the option for forwarding it further.

In another step aimed at snuffing out fake news on its platform, WhatsApp also said it is rolling out educational videos in India asking users to "double check" facts before sharing messages received as forwards.

WhatsApp users are being warned of a newly-discovered attack that lets hackers infiltrate your private messages and group chats.

The major reasons for the same are the popularity of the platform and the convenience it provides to forward messages to groups.

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San Francisco: An Israeli cybersecurity company said it had discovered a flaw in WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging service with 1.5 billion users, that allows scammers to alter the content or change the identity of the sender of a previously delivered message.

If you want to check the validity of a quote message, clicking on it will take you back to the spot in the chat where it was originally sent.

"We are deeply committed to your safety and privacy which is why WhatsApp is end-to-end encrypted, and we'll continue to improve our app with features like this one", it said in an earlier statement. It also strips the chat of the forwarded label.

A source at India's department of telecommunication said the letter was aimed at finding ways to block such apps during "emergency situations".

The plea, filed through advocate Virag Gupta, said that every user has a number on WhatsApp but the messaging platform has no number through which its user can contact it for any grievance redressal.

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