A loophole in Facebook Messenger allows modify messages after they are sent

Jun

7

2016

Enables researchers from the company, “Check Point Software Technologies” Check Point Software Technologies specialized digital security, from the discovery of a loophole in Facebook Messenger they described as serious that allow an attacker to modify messages in Facebook chat after they are sent.

The technology on the use of trace data packets over the network is easy to explore unique identifier ID for each message software, and then take advantage of this information to modify the content of the message and then re-sent to the Facebook Messenger same own identification number, leading to a change within the application, even if this was long after the dispatch, where the Facebook server to accept the modified message like a real message coming from a normal user.

Experts believe that such a loophole in Facebook chat may provide for cyber hackers implementation of several approved by the attacks, which can, for example, sending innocent links to override the automatic controls imposed by Facebook to block malicious links and viruses, and then modify the link after sending it to another link It may contain malicious software that can help in spying on the victim.

Apart from the possibility to take advantage of the loophole to send malicious links, can it also lead to legal problems or personal because of the possibility of modifying the speech at a later time after sending it.

For its part, Facebook said it had been informed of this loophole which has worked to repair, the company has confirmed that the gap is within the Messenger application on the Android platform only, but it is not known whether the gap has been exploited previously already by any parties.

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