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- Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg apparently used the Signal app.
- A safety researcher used his quantity to verify he had a Signal account.
- Zuckerberg’s quantity was considered one of thousands and thousands leaked in a 2019 Facebook hack.
It was revealed just some days in the past that cellphone numbers and different particulars belonging to 533 million Facebook customers had leaked on a hacking discussion board. The trove of information might have been obtained by way of a 2019 vulnerability that has since been patched, and it seems that Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg’s cellphone quantity was leaked as effectively.
Now, safety researcher Dave Walker (h/t: India Today) has used Zuckerberg’s quantity to find that he used the Signal messaging app. Walker additionally posted a screenshot displaying the Facebook co-founder’s purported contact on Signal. Check it out under.
It’s fully doable the Facebook co-founder merely used Signal to take a look at the competitors and for nothing extra. But there’s additionally the apparent implication that Zuckerberg is actively utilizing Signal as a messaging app as a result of he prefers its safety, options, and/or design. For what it’s price, Walker says the Signal account has been closed as of yesterday (April 5). Take that for what you’ll.
The researcher additionally seemed to suggest that Zuckerberg wasn’t on Telegram. The app permits you to prohibit who can discover you on the service utilizing your cellphone quantity although, so it’s nonetheless theoretically doable the Facebook co-founder is utilizing the platform.
We contacted Facebook for remark concerning Zuckerberg’s Signal account (i.e. whether or not it was actively used and if he was nonetheless utilizing WhatsApp). “This isn’t something we would comment on and have nothing further to add,” an organization consultant instructed Android Authority.