“WhatsApp Not Supported As a Secure Mechanism” – United Nations

WhatsApp Zero-Day Vulnerability
WhatsApp Zero-Day Vulnerability

U.N. Officials said, Not To Use WhatsApp , the company immediate responds.

The United Nations (U.N.) spokesman Farhan Haq said on Thursday, “The senior officials at the U.N. have been instructed not to use WhatsApp, it’s not supported as a secure mechanism.”

“So no, I do not believe the secretary-general uses it,” Haq said.

This week, the Guardian report revealed that, Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman allegally hacked Amazon founder Jeff Bezos mobile phone. It was reportedly hacked in May 2018 after receiving a WhatsApp message from the personal account of Saudi crown prince as said in the report.

The independent U.N. experts said they had information pointing to the “possible involvement” of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the alleged 2018 cyberattack on the billionaire Amazon.com Inc chief.

WhatsApp Director of Communications Carl Woog said, “Every private message is protected by end-to-end encryption to help prevent WhatsApp or others from viewing chats. The encryption technology that we developed with Signal is highly regarded by security experts and remains the best available for people around the world.”

According to Oded Vanunu, Researcher at Tel Aviv-based security consultancy Checkpoint that regularly points out security flaws in popular messaging apps, “WhatsApp takes security seriously compared to the other social media messaging platforms.” He added, “Every application has vulnerabilities that can be exploited in some way.”

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