Many of us may have experienced something that someone should be told to a person and then spread it in the name of a chili masala. And when the different people came, they went back to your ears, so you might not recognize that they were really your words.
And if you thought it would be difficult to work with written messages in this era of technology, it would not be so confident as the researchers detected a security error within the popular mobile chat app ‘ WhatsApp app ‘ that you sent A word of message can be changed by changing your name.
A team of the cyber security firm, a recent ‘ checkpoint ‘, has recently demonstrated how they were drawn in the “Coats” message within the WhatsApp app to change exactly what a person said. What they did not really say.
In the “Black Hat”, a cyber-security conference in this Vegas, the company was able to use these flaws.
The tool was based on a research thesis published last year of the checkpoint.
Researchers said the error could be used to make false news and fraud.
When you recoat someone’s message, you can change one letter of the message by using this tool to feel that the person’s message was actually something else.
Also, this tool can also change the identity of the person who sent the message so that a message may be attributed to another person.
The researchers had given a third error, with which a person could be cheated that they were doing a private message, while in fact their message was going to a group.
This third error has been made by Facebook. Remember that WhatsApp is also owned by Facebook.
“Technical limitations” cannot be cured by other flaws, according to Winnü.
Facebook told the researchers that WhatsApp uses the technology to keep messages confidential, so it is impossible for the company to monitor a message and prevent changes to any message sent to it.
The solutions that have been highlighted may make it difficult for the app to use, the researchers said.
When the BBC asked the researchers why he had issued a toll that could make the misuse of this error easier, he then defended himself, saying he would expect this to happen on the issue.
“30% of the world’s population or about a half billion people are using WhatsApp, so it’s our responsibility,” Vinü said. Forwarding with false news and message change is a big problem. ‘
“We can not say that this is not happening,” he said. ‘
There is a very critical situation in countries like the world, particularly in India and Brazil, where false information has not only been incidents of violence, but for deaths.
After severe criticism, the WhatsApp had made some changes to its platform to prevent the dissemination of false information, which could be message by how many times it was forwarded.