WhatsApp and Facebook Gets Encrypted Against Hackers And Authorities

WhatsApp and Facebook Gets Encrypted Against Hackers And Authorities

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– WhatsApp and Facebook Gets Encrypted Against Hackers And Authorities

– The new face look of WhatsApp, this would protect senders and receivers from been hacked.

– WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum explains that messages would now be private on social media (SM) and instant messenger (IM) chats.

WhatsApp and Facebook Gets Encrypted Against Hackers And Authorities
Whatsapp and Facebook begins to have new facelook

WhatsApp and Facebook Gets Encrypted Against Hackers And Authorities

In the wake of Tuesday morning, an instant messaging service known as WhatsApp upgraded its service. This was done in order to prevent hackers and cybercrime get the messages that pass through you and the people you chat with.

According to Aljazeera in a blog post written by WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum on Tuesday, Koum explains that every conversation on the instant messaging service, whether a private or group chat, will have full end-to-end encryption. This makes the recipient and sender the only people who can see the message.

WhatsApp and Facebook Gets Encrypted Against Hackers And Authorities

He explained further that “End-to-end encryption helps make communication via WhatsApp private – sort of like a face-to-face conversation,” said Koum.

The WhatsApp website explains that end-to-end encryption works by securing messages with a lock, which only the recipient and sender are able to unlock and read with a special key. For added protection, every message sent has its own unique lock and key. All of this happens automatically- even WhatsApp cannot read any of the messages.

The result of this new technology was what happened in February when FBI asked Apple to unlock one of the San Bernardino shooters’ iPhones so that the authorities could access his data.

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Apple refused to unlock the phone as it was regarded as a bridge of contract. FBI took Apple to court and eventually was able to unlock the device.

WhatsApp and Facebook Gets Encrypted Against Hackers And Authorities

WhatsApp’s use of encryption has already caused friction in Brazil, where authorities recently arrested and then released a Facebook Inc. Executive after the company said it was unable to unscramble a user’s encrypted messages.

Google, Facebook and Yahoo use less extensive encryption to protect emails and messages while they are in transit, to prevent any outsider from eavesdropping or having to know what trends on your social media service.