A week in security (Nov 29 – Dec 5)

The most important and interesting security stories from the last seven days.

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Here’s what data the FBI can get from WhatsApp, iMessage, Signal, Telegram, and more

A disclosed FBI training document reveals what information the FBI can potentially retrieve about your usage of an end to end encrypted instant messaging app.

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Phishers target TikTok influencers with verification promises and copyright threats

TikTok influencers are being targeted with a variety of scam mails involving bogus copyright claims and fake promises of verification.

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Facebook shoots own foot, hits Instagram and WhatsApp too

Why did Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp completely disappear for six hours?

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WhatsApp hit with €225 million fine for GDPR violations

WhatsApp was hit with a €225 million fine for violating the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the second-highest GDPR fine ever.

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Pegasus spyware has been here for years. We must stop ignoring it

The Pegasus Project revealed deeply concerning surveillance campaigns against activists and journalists. It’s time for us to act.

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Beware, crypto-scammer seeks foreigner with BLOCK CHAIN ACCOUNT

We take a look at a spam mail promising untold riches from a cryptocurrency transfer which will only lead to financial disaster.

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WhatsApp reverses course, will not limit app functionality

WhatsApp said it will no longer limit app functionality for users who refuse to share some data with Facebook.

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A week in security (May 10 – 16)

A roundup of the previous week’s most interesting secrurity stories alongside the very best of our own research, from May 10 – 16.

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WhatsApp calls and messages will break unless you share data with Facebook

WhatsApp will remove core functions for users who refuse to share some of their data with Facebook, rendering the app useless for some.

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