News tagged ‘instant messaging’

Thursday, 13 Mar 2014

WhatsApp Private Messages Reportedly at Risk Due to Security Flaw

WhatsApp Private Messages Reportedly at Risk Due to Security Flaw

An IT consultant claimed he has found a security flaw in the Android version of popular instant messaging software, WhatsApp. By using a malware with unrestricted access to the Android device's SD card, a hacker is able to extract WhatsApp private messages and upload them without the owner's knowledge.

Thursday, 20 Feb 2014

Facebook to Acquire WhatsApp for US$19 Billion

Facebook to Acquire WhatsApp for US$19 Billion

Facebook just announced on its blog that it will be acquiring WhatsApp for US$19 billion.

Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014

WeChat 5.1 & StoryCam for WeChat Released

WeChat 5.1 & StoryCam for WeChat Released

Version 5.1 of the WeChat app sees the introduction of WeChat Games that allows you to find and compete against your neighbors using WeChat's location-based service. Also released is the new StoryCam for WeChat app, which lets you personalize and share any moment with festive watermarks, filters, and real-time location-based information.

Friday, 20 Dec 2013

Whatsapp Reports Having 400 Million Active Monthly Users

Whatsapp Reports Having 400 Million Active Monthly Users

Whatsapp CEO Jan Koum has just boasted that its instant messaging app enjoys having 400 million active monthly users, with 100 million of them joining in the last four months alone.

Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013

BBM Welcomes Over 20 Million New Active Users in the First Week

BBM Welcomes Over 20 Million New Active Users in the First Week

Following more than 10 million downloads of BBM on Android and iPhone devices in the first 24 hours, BlackBerry has ended its first week with more than 80 million monthly active users, including over 20 million new users on those devices.

Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013

BBM Now Available for Download on Android and iPhone

BBM Now Available for Download on Android and iPhone

BlackBerry just announced that its instant messenger service, BBM is now available for download on Android and iPhones.

Thursday, 27 Dec 2012

Samsung Unveils ChatON 2.0, Previews Smart Hub and Smart TV Ahead of CES 2013

Samsung Unveils ChatON 2.0, Previews Smart Hub and Smart TV Ahead of CES 2013

With CES 2013 coming up in two weeks' time, Samsung released a teaser video for its Smart TV and gave a sneak preview of its new Smart Hub. It also announced a new version of its instant messaging app, ChatON 2.0.

Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012

Windows Phone 8 to Feature Virtual Chat Room for Sharing Data

Windows Phone 8 to Feature Virtual Chat Room for Sharing Data

Microsoft is said to bring social interactivity on Windows Phone 8 to the next level with its new Rooms feature. Hit the link to find out more about it.

Thursday, 26 Aug 2010

Dangerous Virus Attacks Instant Messaging Clients

Dangerous Virus Attacks Instant Messaging Clients

The new IM-Worm.Win32.Zeroll worm family is multilingual and capable of infecting users via several IM clients simultaneously, including Yahoo! Messenger, Skype, Paltalk Messenger, ICQ, Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk and the XFire client for gamers.

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