WhatsApp group chats can easily be infiltrated due to security flaw

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WhatsApp group chats can easily be infiltrated due to security flaw

A team of German cryptographers has discovered flaws in WhatsApp’s Group chats despite its end-to-end encryption, that makes it possible to infiltrate private group chats without admin permission. According to a report in Wired.com, the cryptographers from Ruhr University Bochum in Germany announced this at the Real World Crypto Security Conference in Zurich, Switzerland, on Wednesday.

“Anyone who controls the app’s servers could insert new people into private group chats without needing admin permission,” the report said, citing cryptographers.

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“The confidentiality of the group is broken as soon as the uninvited member can obtain all the new messages and read them,” Paul Rosler, one of the Ruhr University researchers, was quoted as saying.

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