Security Alert: WhatsApp Is Not as Secure as You Think, Find Out Why

WhatsApp named as the most secure messaging app leaving behind Telegram and Facebook's Messanger app. But here's the catch.

Leaving behind Telegram and Facebook's own Messenger chat apps, WhatsApp has been named as the most secure messaging app by Amnesty International recently.

Security Alert: WhatsApp Is Not as Secure as You Think, Find Out Why

However, security experts in the industry including Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)- a non-profit organisation defending fundamental rights in the digital world doesn't seem to concur with this.

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Last year, concerned by the security issues, EFF railed against WhatsApp. And as a result, the Facebook-owned company later launched the support for end-to-end encryption globally to up its security level.

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Security Alert: WhatsApp Is Not as Secure as You Think, Find Out Why

But here's the catch. Though all the messages you exchange in WhatsApp are end-to-end encrypted, according to the EFF, the backups of these messages created on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis are not. Meaning all your chat data, once uploaded onto the cloud, is completely vulnerable and hackers can easily get access to this data.

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Security Alert: WhatsApp Is Not as Secure as You Think, Find Out Why

While backups can come in a lot handy in case we lose our smartphone or if switching to a new mobile, it is the major source for potential cyber criminals to get access to your private date.

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Thankfully, the EFF has a solution for this. It suggests that for your data to be secure and untouched you've to give up backing up data onto the cloud. This will restrict the hackers from getting access to your data. Additionally, it suggests you to recommend the same to all the contacts in your chat list for the conversations to be completely secure.

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