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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Your security at WhatsApp is worth only half a million dollars


How much do you value your privacy? Does it sound like half a million dollars? Because maybe that's the selling price of your WhatsApp data. A company that specializes in buying and selling exploits (snatches of data or commands used in software security vulnerabilities) has apparently turned its attention to WhatsApp and has launched its proposal to hackers: it will give half a million dollars to the one who provides the Tools necessary to be able to enter the devices that have installed the most popular messaging app on the planet.
The name of the company is Zerodium and its presentation is this clear:
ZERODIUM WILL PAY BONUSES AND REWARDS TO SECURITY RESEARCHERS FOR ORIGINAL AND UNPUBLISHED RESEARCH INVOLVING MAJOR OPERATING SYSTEMS, SOFTWARE AND DEVICES. ALTHOUGH MOST SIMILAR COMPANIES ACCEPT BUGS AND VULNERABILITIES FOR LOW PRICES, IN ZERODIUM WE WANT HIGH-RISK VULNERABILITIES WITH FUNCTIONAL EXPLOITS AND WE PAY THE HIGHEST PRICE ON THE MARKET.
Authentic bounty hunters who have now set their sights on WhatsApp and another app called Signal. Zerodium has a secret customer base, but its website gives several clues:
ZERODIUM'S CLIENTS ARE LARGE CORPORATIONS OF SECURITY, TECHNOLOGY, FINANCE, GOVERNMENTS ... LOOKING FOR THE MOST ABSOLUTE PROTECTION.
And is that these investigations can be done for good, hiring third parties to look for vulnerabilities that you can remedy later or for evil, with zero day attacks In fact in 2016 was used in the Arab Emirates to control the terminals of dissidents and journalists who were in favor of human rights.
Discovering this news leaves us with a bad body and some paranoia but let's look at the good side: if they offer so much money it is because nothing has been achieved yet and bugs and vulnerabilities in WhatsApp are more complicated to find than it seems. But we have already entered the realm of speculation.
However, and although we already know that our security is always on the internet, unless you are a clear target, nobody will be interested in reading the conversations you have with your cousin. So far, the only thing we can do is keep our apps up to date .

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