An Israeli surveillance firm claims it can break the encryption behind the popular messaging app WhatsApp. Wintego claims it can compromise the data transmitted in encrypted conversations contained in WhatsApp through a program called CatchApp. According to brochures handed out at a recent policing event, CatchApp uses a man-in-the-middle attack to intercept traffic in between the sender and the recipient. This capability to compromise WhatsApp’s encryption is supposedly contained in WINT, a hacking device small enough to be stored inside a backpack. WINT is touted as being able to compromise all user data by obtaining login credentials.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Cointelegraph