From very first day, Facebook-owned messaging company “WhatsApp” was build to help you stay in touch with your dear ones. Some of your most personal moments are now shared via WhatsApp, that’s why after two years of donkey work Whatsapp pushed out an update, “end-to-end encryption” into the latest versions of the app hence securing your information falling into wrong hands i.e HACKERS. When end-to-end encrypted, your messages, photos, videos, voice messages, documents, and calls are secured from falling into the wrong hands.
This user security based project took around a year and a half to complete, but messaging giant WhatsApp has now fully implemented strong end-to-end encryption on its app across all mobile platforms.This means users of the latest versions of the messaging app will have their comms and media end-to-end encrypted by default. And there is no option to disable it.There are a lot of WhatsApp users; earlier this year the Facebook-owned company announced it had passed
There are a lot of WhatsApp users; earlier this year the Facebook-owned company announced it had passed a billion active users.
End-to-end encryption is a system of communication where only the people communicating can read the messages(both the users must be using the latest version). No eavesdropper can access the cryptographic keys needed to decrypt the conversation, including telecom providers, Internet providers and the company that runs the messaging service. Surveillance and tampering are impossible because no third-parties can decipher the data being communicated or stored.
For example, companies that use end-to-end encryption can’t hand over texts of their customers’ messages to the authorities.