Posted March 29, 2018 10:12:34WhatsApp is the world’s most popular messaging app.
It has nearly 70 million users worldwide, and more than 90 million monthly active users.
But the app is also being watched closely by government authorities, who have been looking into the security of the app for years.
In 2016, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FFC) issued two reports on Whatsapp.
Both reports, published in 2018 and 2019, suggested the app was vulnerable to a number of malicious code attacks.
The FCC’s first report focused on the issue of malicious software, or malware, on the app.
Its authors said that malicious software can run on the phone without the user’s knowledge.
The FCC report said that the app’s users can be targeted by people or companies who want to track and manipulate their messages.
“The use of malware or similar methods to gain access to the system is common, and the use of a malicious app or Trojan horse to access the system can result in significant financial harm,” the FCC report stated.
Whatsapp is also the world most used app by mobile operators, with more than 30 million monthly users, according to a 2017 report by comScore.
As of January 2018, Whatsapp was installed on nearly 4.6 billion smartphones worldwide.
At the time of the FCC and FTC reports, the company’s Android app had more than 7.3 billion monthly active downloads, according a report from StatCounter.
In an email to Newsweek, Whatsap security director Josh Gellis said, “We have a great relationship with both the FCC & FTC, and have been proactive in monitoring their reports for years.”
Gellis added that the company had always been careful with the software that it offered users.
“We have never, ever been aware of any threat or threat scenario to our app,” he said.
Gillis said that since the FCC’s report was released, the app has made changes to improve its security.
“We will continue to keep a close eye on these reports to make sure that the user experience is as good as possible for our users,” he wrote.
Earlier this month, the FFC and FCC issued a second report on WhatsApp.
The FCC report suggested that Whatsapp had a wide range of software vulnerabilities, including an issue with a backdoor that could allow an attacker to access an entire phone’s memory.
Last month, WhatsApp was also cited in the FBI’s latest threat assessment on the security threats posed by cybercriminals.
The FBI warned that cybercrimins were using WhatsApp to target “high-profile individuals and organizations,” which could include “state and local governments, military forces, financial institutions, and law enforcement agencies.”
The FBI also warned that the attackers could use WhatsApp to spread malware to users.