Wire Personal, a Secure messenger for friends, families and small communities

Hackers were able to remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices using a major vulnerability in messaging app WhatsApp, it has been confirmed.

The attack was developed by Israeli security firm NSO Group, according to a report in the Financial Times.

How was the security flaw used? It involved attackers using WhatsApp’s voice calling function to ring a target’s device. Even if the call was not picked up, the surveillance software would be installed, and, the FT reported, the call would often disappear from the device’s call log.

So if you want a secure messenger for friends, families and small communities, try WIRE.

Wire Personal is a secure, privacy-friendly messenger for personal use. It combines useful and fun features, audited security, and a beautiful, distinct user interface. It does not require a phone number to register and chat.

  • End-to-end encrypted chats, calls, and files
  • Crystal clear voice and video calling
  • File and screen sharing
  • Timed messages and chats
  • Synced across your phone, desktop and tablet

References

BBC

The Guardian

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