WhatsApp crosses two billion user milestone

WhatsApp’s growth has been nothing short of impressive. Initially launched into beta in January 2009 by former Yahoo employees Brian Acton and Jan Koum, the communications app found an early following and by 2011, it was among the top 20 apps in the US App Store. Serious money from investors started flowing in at that […]

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WhatsApp desktop security flaw gave intruders remote access to files

Facebook patched a critical WhatsApp vulnerability that would have allowed potential attackers to read files from a user’s local file system, on both macOS and Windows platforms. “A vulnerability in WhatsApp Desktop when paired with WhatsApp for iPhone allows cross-site scripting and local file reading,” Facebook’s security advisory explains. “Exploiting the vulnerability requires the victim […]


Facebook plans to put its name on Instagram, WhatsApp

Facebook the social network giant is going to add “Facebook” to their names. Instagram will soon become “Instagram from Facebook” and WhatsApp will turn into “WhatsApp from Facebook.” The company already follows this approach with its Workplace app. The Information first reported the planned changes, which Facebook confirmed directly. The new titles will appear in […]