The rollout of default encryption to all WhatsApp users worldwide came hot on the heels of U.S. government court battle with Apple over the hacking of a terror suspect iPhone. Apple stuck to its guns that it would not infringe on users privacy, and it later emerged the U.S. government was somehow able to break the encryption.
The availability of encryption to all WhatsApp users came in an almost too timely manner. No doubt, the messaging app won over more users during that season, with the ongoing case being a free publicity for their new feature.
However, it is now emerging that WhatsApp could not be as secure as users might think. There is actually a backdoor, which Facebook (the owners of WhatsApp) could use to intercept and read users so called encrypted messages. If Facebook can read your messages, then it also means governments and any other third parties with enough resources and will can do so too.
This revelation was by Tobias Boelter, a cryptography and security researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. Boelter unveiled that in fact, Facebook can read messages you send on …read more
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