April 6, 2016

Whatsapp Announces End-To-End Encryption


Following the announcement of Dropping Older Phones Support earlier last month, Whatsapp has officially revealed the latest security update coming to its proprietary cross-platform instant messaging service, end-to-end encryption support.

With end-to-end encryption, every call you make and every message, photo, video, file, and voice message you send through Whatsapp will be end-to-end encrypted by default all the time, including group chats, and the only one(s) who can read your 
messages is the person or group chat that you send that message to, all in order to preserve users' "safety and security in the new digital age".

According to Whatsapp "We live in a world where more of our data is digitized than ever before. Every day we see stories about sensitive records being improperly accessed or stolen. And if nothing is done, more of people's digital information and communication will be vulnerable to attack in the years to come. Fortunately, end-to-end encryption protects us from these vulnerabilities" The company continued "While we recognize the important work of law enforcement in keeping people safe, efforts to weaken encryption risk exposing people's information to abuse from cybercriminals, hackers, and rogue states"

End-to-end encryption is now rolling out to all Whatsapp users on the latest version of the app on Android, iOS, Windows, Blackberry, and Nokia devices.

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