I got obsessed with this story but didn’t see Facebook’s response until you provided this link. I had despaired about them because I’m friends with someone on the early team who is gone, along with the founders, over privacy concerns.
Here was the line in this article that gratified me most:
This includes publicly explaining significant attacks to increase resilience and working with security researchers who can play a crucial role in that.
However, after impementing end-to-end encryption, isn’t it shocking that hackers still figured out how to see everything on your phone including encrypted messages just by making a call you didn’t answer?
It reminds me of the zero-day exploits of iPhones just by visiting a website.
The article makes mention of covering tracks. What percentage of these exploits do we actually discover and get talked about?