Whatsapp is Highly secured for all Billion Users Worldwide
Whatsapp announces from Tuesday data will be Encrypted only User and Recipient can Read the Messages,
With end-to-end encryption, messages are scrambled as they leave the sender’s device and can only be decrypted by the recipient’s device.
It renders messages unreadable if they are intercepted, for example by criminals or law enforcement.
Whatsapp, which has a billion users worldwide, said file transfers and voice calls would be encrypted too.
The Facebook-owned company said protecting private communication was one of its “core beliefs”.
What is Encryption? once Data is Sent from one mobile it will be Encrypted for high security no one can read that except sender and recipient ,
Encryption was thrown under the spotlight after the FBI asked Apple to help it access data on an iPhone used by California gunman Syed Farook.
Whatsapp said: “The idea is simple: when you send a message, the only person who can read it is the person or group chat that you send that message to. No one can see inside that message. Not cybercriminals. Not hackers. Not oppressive regimes. Not even us.”
Users with the latest version of the whatsapp were notified about the change when sending messages on Tuesday. The setting is enabled by default.
Amnesty International called the move a “huge victory” for free speech.
“This is a huge victory for privacy and free speech, especially for activists and journalists who depend on strong and trustworthy communications to carry out their work without putting their lives at greater risk.”Whatsapp’s roll out of the Signal Protocol, providing end to end encryption for its one billion users worldwide, is a major boost for people’s ability to express themselves and communicate without fear, the organisation said in a statement.
Whatsapp‘s decision was also welcomed by security professionals for Android and Ios.
“Wire-tappers lament, law-abiding citizens rejoice, for WhatsApp‘s latest update is a victory for communications privacy,” said Lee Munson, a security researcher for Comparitech.The move is likely to irk law enforcement agencies, particularly the US Department of Justice which has recently expressed concern over “unreachable” information contained in devices.
Other messaging apps with end-to-end encryption include Telegram, which is known to be used by the so-called Islamic State to share information.”With the ability to access data removed even from the company behind the whatsapp, only ill-informed law enforcement agencies are likely to mutter ‘terrorists’ as the masses enjoy the encrypted text messages, photos, video and phone calls they’ve been demanding ever since Edward Snowden blew the lid on government surveillance.”
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