This Week in Tech: 13th - 17th May

Published on May 17th, 2019. Written by .

In this week's roundup:

  • WhatsApp releases patch for security vulnerability
  • Amazon launches package collections at Next stores
  • British Transport Police's website hacked
This Week in Tech: 13th - 17th May

WhatsApp releases patch for security vulnerability

Whatsapp, the messaging app owned by Facebook, released a security patch last Friday which fixed a vulnerability which would allow attackers to install surveillance software on a victim's phone without them needing to do anything.

You can read more on our dedicated article.

This Week in Tech: 13th - 17th May

Amazon launches package collections at Next stores

Amazon have started allowing customers to pick up packages from their local Next stores.

Amazon also provide pickup points at Supermarkets and outside petrol stations.

This Week in Tech: 13th - 17th May

British Transport Police's website hacked

The news section of the British Transport Police's website has been hacked. The police force which protects the public throughout the UK has replaced the hacked site with a redirect to a temporary newsroom hosted on Tumblr.

BTP, National Crime Agency and the National Cyber Security Centre are all investigating the attack against the site.

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