One of the most used online messaging platforms in the world. WhatsAppis about to take a new step towards keeping messages in a more secure environment. The Facebook-owned platform later had to step back. confidentiality agreement was at the center of the reactions this year. However, the company partly abandoned this decision and security and security Trying to set the settings. Finally, innovation backups about…
WhatsApp restricts access to messages
To protect the privacy of messages, the company to end-to-end encryption owner. Thus, messages can only be seen by the sender and receiver. So there is no third party in between. However, the company wants to apply this security to backups as well. End-to-end encryption With the protection option on the way.
We currently view our WhatsApp message history. Google Drive or iCloud We are already backing up via cloud-based services such as WhatsApp does not have access to these backups and they are secured by separate cloud-based storage services. But now people end-to-end encrypted (E2EE) backups once it chooses, neither WhatsApp nor the backup service provider, to backups or backup encryption keys will not be able to reach.
Those who want to use encrypted backup A 64-digit encryption key will save it or generate a key-dependent passphrase. This means backups will be encrypted with a unique, randomly generated encryption key, or we can also secure the key manually or with a user password. Also WhatsApp HSM The key stored in the vault will become permanently inaccessible in case of incorrect password repetitions.
E2EE backups in the coming weeks iOS and Android will be in use. WhatsApp manager Will Cathcart, The VergeHe told . that the system is designed so that no one but the account holder can access the backup. Encrypted backups will become more accessible as people create simpler passwords.