WhatsApp is taking further efforts to make its app even safer. The Facebook owned messaging service has discreetly added end-to-end encryption to iCloud backup. The latest move comes from WhatsApp an year after it rolled out end-to-end encryption for all communication.
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With over 1 billion daily users, WhatsApp is easily the most popular instant messaging app at present. The service rolled out full end-to-end encryption for all communications last year so, every call you make, and every message, photo, video, file, and voice message you send, is end-to-end encrypted by default, including group chats. Today (February 7th) more than 120 countries worldwide, including all 28 countries of the European Union are celebrating Safer Internet Day. Let us see what safety measures we can take while using WhatsApp. Here is a detailed look at WhatsApp encryption and some handy security measures to protect your personal chats and conversations. Continue reading “Safer Internet Day: Here’s everything you need to know about WhatsApp encryption and security”
Google is strengthening encryption for data by rolling out the HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) across its domain. Continue reading “Google rolls out HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) for data encryption across its domain”
The US Department of Justice said that it does not need Apple’s help anymore to hack the San Bernardino attacker’s iPhone. The body requested a motion to cancel a Tuesday hearing on whether a federal court order could force Apple to help it open the phone, which is encrypted.
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It has been rumoured for a while that Whatsapp is working on an end-to-end encryption solution for its IM on the Android platform. A new screenshot shows a beta version which shows the security screen and proves that such a feature is in the works.
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Search encryption has been available as an option for Bing users and has been the default standard for Google and Yahoo users for quite some time now. Starting this summer, all your search queries through Bing will be encrypted by default and will bring increased security. Continue reading “Microsoft to encrypt Bing search by default”
Yahoo has announced that it will introduce end-to-end encryption to its Yahoo Mail service by the end of this year. The company has released the source code for a plugin that will enable end-to-end encryption of email.
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