Vulnerability in French Government Tchap Chat App

2019-04-24T11:23:23
ID SCHNEIER:21ED1A8AD08B3943BF669AAA9807986D
Type schneier
Reporter Bruce Schneier
Modified 2019-04-24T11:23:23

Description

A researcher found a vulnerability in the French government WhatsApp replacement app: Tchap. The vulnerability allows anyone to surreptitiously join any conversation.

Of course the developers will fix this vulnerability. But it is amusing to point out that this is exactly the backdoor that GCHQ is proposing.