It’s official: WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 support extended till end of 2017

On Friday, WhatsApp fan blog Whatsappen began reporting that support for WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 (and BlackBerry OS7+) would be extended until the end of 2017, but with no official report or update coming out stating so, it made the news a tad bit sketchy. However, now a new update rolling out of WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 does confirm the news officially as the change log notes

changed client end-of-life date to December 31, 2017.

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WhatsApp and Telegram accounts could be hijacked by sending malware-laced images

Today, researchers at Check Point Security announced a new attack against WhatsApp and Telegram, targeting the way both chat services process images and multimedia files. In the WhatsApp case, Check Point was able to craft a malicious image that would appear normal in preview, but direct users to a malware-laden HTML page. Once loaded, the page will retrieve all locally stored data, enabling attackers to effectively hijack the user’s account.

“By simply sending an innocent-looking photo, an attacker could gain control over the account, access message history, all photos that were ever shared, and send messages on behalf of the user,” said Oded Vanunu, head of product vulnerability research at Check Point. …

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WhatsApp vulnerability allows snooping on encrypted messages

A security vulnerability that can be used to allow Facebook and others to intercept and read encrypted messages has been found within its WhatsApp messaging service.
Facebook claims that no one can intercept WhatsApp messages, not even the company and its staff, ensuring privacy for its billion-plus users. But new research shows that the company could in fact read some messages due to the way WhatsApp has implemented its end-to-end encryption protocol. …

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Developers: The BBM Enterprise SDK Is Now Live!

Earlier this month, we announced the BBM Enterprise SDK. Built upon the secure foundation and renowned communications infrastructure of BBM Enterprise, it represents our first foray into the fast-growing Communication-Platform-as-a-Service (CPaaS) market. And starting today, the BBM Enterprise SDK is available to any developer that wants to securely build enterprise-grade messaging, voice, and video functionality into their applications. …

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