A Cybersecurity firm Check Point Research, says that despite the facts that WhatsApp messages are encrypted, they were able to develop a tool that decrypts WhatsApp communication and spoof the messages”.
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From the updates research, The hackers has found three potential ways to alter conversations;
1. First in the methods involved the use of the “quote function” in a group conversation to change the sender’s identity.
“In this attack, it is possible to spoof a reply message to impersonate another group member and even a non-existing group member,”
2. Second is that they can change the text of someone’s reply and send private messages disguised as public messages to members of a group chat, so the target’s response is visible to all the participants in the conversation.
“By doing so, it would be possible to incriminate a person, or close a fraudulent deal, for example,”
3. The last vulnerability has been said to have been fixed according to the firm involved allowing private messages sent to group members to be disguised as public.
“The three methods involve social engineering tactics to fool end-users,”.