Category: Hacker News

Does WhatsApp Has A Privacy Bug That Could Expose Your Messages?
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Does WhatsApp Has A Privacy Bug That Could Expose Your Messages?

In-short conclusion—Whatsapp service or its 45-days deletion policy doesn’t seem to have a bug. For detailed logical explanation, please read below.

An Amazon employee earlier today tweeted details about an incident that many suggests could be a sign of a huge privacy bug in the most popular end-to-end encrypted Whatsapp messaging app that could expose some of your secret messages under certain circumstances. read more

New Systemd Privilege Escalation Flaws Affect Most Linux Distributions
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New Systemd Privilege Escalation Flaws Affect Most Linux Distributions

Security researchers have discovered three vulnerabilities in Systemd, a popular init system and service manager for most Linux operating systems, that could allow unprivileged local attackers or malicious programs to gain root access on the targeted systems. The vulnerabilities, assigned as CVE-2018-16864, CVE-2018-16865, and CVE-2018-16866, actually resides in the “systemd-journald” service read more