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Whatsapp Messages are Not Secure

Whatsapp Messages are Not Secure


Sumera Saeed | January 15, 2017 | category: Mobile Phones

Whatsapp Messages are Not Secure

The company has claimed that they are offering end-to-end encryption services to their clients and not even their staff can interrupt into the customers’ messages but in fact there is a loophole. The messages on Whatsapp are not at all secure.

WhatsApp is an extremely popular mobile messaging service with over 1 billion daily users, has a loophole and could permit Facebook and others to interrupt and read your messages.

The flaw was found by a researcher Tobias Boelter, cryptography and security, at the University of California, Berkeley, the company claimed that not even staff members could read the customers’ Whatsapp messages but due to the implementation of its end-to-end encryption Facebook or others could read your messages.

They named it as a “huge threat to freedom of speech” and there is liability that government agencies as a backdoor to keep an eye on users who believe their Whatsapp messages to be secure.

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Whatsapp has always claimed that it’s the best and top secured messaging and was used by majority of activists, diplomats as it is most secure platform.

But WhatsApp has the knack to power the new encryption keys to be made for offline users. It can also force the sender to re-encrypt messages with new keys and send them again for any messages that have not been manifest as delivered, without the sender being aware.

This re-encryption and rebroadcasting efficiently permits WhatsApp to interrupt and read users’ messages.

On the other hand in response to the reports WhatsApp said that it does not give governments a ‘backdoor’ into its systems and would contest any government demand to make a backdoor.

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