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Watch hackers hijack WhatsApp and Telegram accounts using known telecom flaw
WhatsApp and Telegram have both billed themselves as secure alternatives to phone, text or email correspondence. For the most part, that’s true, the two are end-to-end (e2e) encrypted by default and because of this, your conversations are much harder to monitor by outsiders.SS7 vulnerabilities aren’t a secret. We’ve known about them for years, as have governments around the world, telecoms and yes, hackers. The problem is, the vulnerability isn’t a simple one to fix, but more on that later.