Facebook Implements End-To-End Encryption On WhatsApp

WhatsApp is now more secured. The Facebook-owned messaging app is now implementing end-to-end-encryption. This mean only authorized users can access to the chats and other content in it.

It is important to note here, even government and cybercriminals will not be able to get into the messages.

Jan Koum and Brian Acton said even Facebook team cannot see the messages that could be accessed only by the person to whom it is sent.

WhatsApp currently has about one billion users and lately it was widely debated over the increasing use of encryption and how it affects law enforcement investigations.

Earlier this year in February the FBI wanted Apple to help unlocking of the iPhone of one of the attackers of San Bernardino. The iDevice giant strong objected it and widespread debate was ignited.

Later, after about more than a month, the order was vacated after FBI found a way to unlock the device without the help of Apple.

This mean message of WhatsApp can be retrieved if someone is able to unlock devices. It is also believed a software vulnerability can help unlock iPHone.

The WhatsApp encryption currently uses open-source protocol named Signal, developed by Open Whisper Systems.

Do you believe WhatsApp now has become more secured? Do you feel crime will increase further with the new encryption system and terror groups may take more advantage now? Do share your views with us and fellow readers in the below given comment box.

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