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Telegram creator says : delete whatsapp as soon as possible

Pavel Durov, creator of Telegram, told his 335,000 followers on the app that they should “delete WhatsApp”. A newly discovered flaw in the app allows evildoers to use a modified video file (with MP4 extension) to capture messages and files on victims’ phones.

“Unless you don’t see a problem with all your photos and messages going public one day, delete WhatsApp from your phone,” he said. “Facebook has been part of surveillance programs for a long time, long before it acquired WhatsApp. A vulnerability of this magnitude has certainly been exploited. […] Just as a previous WhatsApp backdoor was used against human rights activists and journalists […] the data obtained from exploiting such WhatsApp flaws will be shared by US agencies with other countries ”.

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