WhatsApp Stories February 8

WhatsApp for iOS starts beta testing Dark Mode support ahead of public release

In addition to the Facebook app, WhatsApp for iOS remains one of the biggest applications for iPhone that does not support Dark Mode. That looks like it will soon change, however, at least according to the latest beta version of the application.

WhatsApp Stories February 5

Screengrab is for Windows, but the same thing works on Macs
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If you use WhatsApp on Mac, you’ll want to make sure the desktop app has been updated to the current version, 0.4.316. This closes a very nasty security hole.

The vulnerability was discovered by security researcher Gal Weizman. It built on an earlier issue in which replies could fake the original text

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WhatsApp Stories January 16

Facebook reportedly drops controversial plan to sell ads in WhatsApp, with one exception

Facebook is moving away from its controversial plans to sell ads in WhatsApp, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The report says that Facebook has “disbanded” the team that was leading efforts to find the best way to integrates ads into the service.

WhatsApp Stories December 30, 2019

WhatsApp dropping support for older iOS versions in February

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has announced that it is dropping support for older versions of iOS starting in the coming months. According to a new support document, WhatsApp will drop support for iOS 8 and older on February 1, 2020.

WhatsApp Stories December 17, 2019

PSA: Update WhatsApp as a single message can wipe out your group chats

All users are advised to update WhatsApp, as older versions have a vulnerability that could see a single message wipe out your group chats…

WhatsApp Stories October 30, 2019

Facebook is suing an Israeli company for a WhatsApp hack which allowed various governments to spy on more than 1,000 users, reports ReutersThe attack was made possible by a security vulnerability in the app, later fixed.

WhatsApp sued Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group on Tuesday, accusing it of helping government spies break into the phones of roughly 1,400 users across four continents in a hacking spree whose targets included diplomats, political dissidents, journalists and senior government officials…

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