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SN 595: What's Up with WhatsApp?

January 17, 2017116 min
A classic bug at GoDaddy bypassed domain validation for 8850 issued certificates, could flashing a peace sign compromise your biometric data?, it's not only new IoT devices that may tattle, many autos have been able to for the past 15 years, McDonald's gets caught in a web security bypass, more famous hackers have been hacked, Google uses AI to increase image resolution, more on the value or danger of password tricks, and... does WhatsApp incorporate a deliberate crypto backdoor?We invite you to read our show notes.
Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte
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