Only 14 per cent of WhatsApp users have successfully enabled the full security function that would protect their messages, a new study shows.
A Brigham Young University study discovered that the majority of messaging app users, including on sites like Facebook and Viber, are vulnerable to malicious attacks on their networks because they aren’t using the security features properly.
“It is possible that a malicious third party or man-in-the-middle attacker can eavesdrop on their conversations,” says Elham Vaziripur, Brigham Young University computer science PhD student who led the study.
Individuals are left exposed to fraud attempts and other attacks if they don’t fully mobilize their devices security features, according to the study.
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