French Government’s ‘Secure’ WhatsApp Replacement Hacked In Just 90 Minutes

The French government’s own secure instant messaging alternative to WhatsApp was hacked by a security researcher in just 90 minutes

The French government has been developing an instant messaging app, called Tchap, so as to secure government employee conversations. The launch on Wednesday saw Tchap heralded as a “secure alternative to consumer applications such as WhatsApp or Telegram.” However, less than two hours later things weren’t looking quite so secure it has to be said.

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