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“Newsable Asianet News” : WhatsApp backdoor lets hackers intercept and read encrypted messages?

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End-to-end encryption should mean no one can read WhatsApp messages, not even the company.
Guardian has released an ‘exclusive story’ suggesting a backdoor in WhatsApp that allows intercepting encrypted messages.
However, a Guardian report recently highlighted that the way WhatsApp has been implemented its end-to-end protocol, this could be easily.
WhatsApp was recently pulled up for a backdoor that allows encrypted messages to be intercepted.
“The behaviour described in your article is not a backdoor in WhatsApp,” the letter reads.

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Also, Whatsapp is reportedly working on a recall and re-edit feature which was reported by Twitter user and Whatsapp leak specialist WABetaInfo.
Talking about how the feature works, there are ones with privacy implications for Whatsapp users.
According to latest information, Whatsapp developers are currently working on “Live Locations”.
The location feature has currently no update on its availability but is expected to debut in the official beta app in the future.
After Whatsapp collaborated with parent Facebook to share its data, it has been continuously working to increase the features of its messaging platform.

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Whatsapp gives you the prompt to ‘Add to Contacts’ when a contact in your Whatsapp list sends contact details in vCard format.
There is no reference of this feature in Whatsapp hidden features or the code as confirmed by famous Whatsapp leaker WABetaInfo.
https://t.co/J6xffDA6nh — WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) January 26, 2017Last but not the least, a story about ‘WhatsApp’ enabling notifications for Screenshots in conversations is doing the rounds of social media.
The company has also added other UI tweaks for the ‘Status’ feature that adds a visual notification in the tab for new statuses on the home screen.

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