WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Viber expose users to hacks
WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Viber most popular messaging apps users are leading them to expose to fraud to hacking, a new study shows.
Researchers come to study the messaging apps where majority of users are vulnerable to malicious attacks because the users do not enough have idea that they are not using proper security features. The study shows that just 14 percent of users enabled full security features through which their messages are protected.
'It is possible that a malicious third party or man-in-the middle attacker can eavesdrop on their conversations,' said Brigham Young University computer science PhD student Elham Vaziripour, who led the recent study.
Facebook messenger allows users to set up encryption which does not set up automatically. But WhatsApp and Viber are end to end encryption their encryption is automatic this make users to believe that their messages are secure but this is not the true encryption which is done, all apps must be involve with “authentication ceremony” which is the process of allowing the users confirm the identity of conversation partner. Furthermore, which ensure no third party can trick your content by messaging.
To secure your WhatsApp, Messenger and Viber you need to act more steps to actually secure all apps.