Hacking into 'WhatsApp' and 'Telegram' is now easy

Hacker finds a loophole in the system of networking. Hackers already started exploiting the flaws which are well-publicized of the telecom sector. With the help of these flaws they bluff the WhatsApp and telegram identities and hack the accounts of other persons. The foremost requirement of this bluff is the phone number, which helps hacker to hack the phone and apps like WhatsApp or telegram. And it does not take too much of effort.

This flaw present in signalling protocol called SS7. Hackers use this protocol and grab the phone number of the user. By tracking the number of the user, the hacker can have the all the data which received and send by the user from his device.

While that’s bad enough, services like WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal were immune owing to their in- built encryption protocols. The actual bits of data being accessed by those apps were easy to access, but the information was encrypted and impossible to decode until now.

Hackers are always in search of the loopholes so that they can exploit the online services and internet.

Now, they find “how to exploit SS7 protocol” and bluff the person’s number. The technical team of Whatsapp and Telegram try to attempt to verify a bluffed account, but because of the same phone number, they’ll send the secret key that enables decryption of all data.

That’s it! A simple hack and any hacker will have access to your phone and all the information on it. At the moment, there’s nothing you can really do except hope that your telecom operators are smart enough to suitably upgrade their protocols and install sufficient firewalls.

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