WhatsApp Is Going To Add Voice Calling Feature

WhatsApp is Going To Add Voice Calling Feature By Second Quarter. According to The GuardianThe WhatsApp founder and chief executive,  Jan Koum, announced that the new Facebook company was working on voice calling to be introduced into the WhatsApp messaging app, initially on the iPhone and Android in the second quarter of the year, with BlackBerry and Windows Phone to be updated later.

“I grew up in Russia, we had a telephone line, but a load of our neighbours didn't. It became a shared resource for the whole apartment complex. People would come and knock on the door and ask to call their family in another city,” said Koum at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona.

“We’re adding voice to WhatsApp so people can stay in touch with friends and loved ones no matter where they are in the world.”

On February 19, 2014, Facebook bought WhatsApp for $16. Facebook will pay $4 billion in cash, $12 billion in Facebook shares and $3 billion in restricted stock units to be granted to WhatsApp founders and employees that will vest over four years.

According to The Hacker Newsas security and privacy point of view researchers found that WhatsApp is vulnerable to Man-in-the-Middle attack because the app has not enforced SSL pinning and hence user credentials can be easily stolen. SSL pinning prevents the user of the application from being a victim of an attack made by spoofing the SSL certificate. SSL pinning won't prove a great solution is not validated properly. 

WhatsApp currently having 450 million active users and processes 50 billion messages a day. Lets see how WhatsApp improve their security for users?

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