Matrix developers have confirmed that a secure chat app developed by French government will be based on the Riot client.
@yogthos "For one, users are not warned by default when someone else is impersonating the people with which they’re communicating."
I know what they're trying to say, but that's a terrible way to say it, and an excellent way to show the writer is just parroting what they heard.
@ricardojmendez I'm assuming it's referring to this issue https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/01/whatsapp-and-friends-take-umbrage-at-report-its-crypto-is-backdoored/
Since WhatsApp won't notify you when the key changes on the other end, so technically you wouldn't know if you started talking to a different party.
@yogthos But it's not that it doesn't warn you. It's that the implementation still forwards the last enqueued messages _before_ warning you (which I agree doesn't make sense).
That's why the description doesn't fit - it makes it sound like, by default, anyone can impersonate people on WhatsApp unless their target changed the settings.