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Backing up Whatsapp Creates Security Loophole

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As reported by Buzzfeed, backing up Whatsapp on cloud creates a security loophole as Paul Manafort (Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman) found out the hard way.

Amid a number of accusations leveled at Paul Manafort, people wondered how federal investigators were able to bypass WhatsApp’s “end-to-end encryption” to obtain the required evidence. It was later reveled the information was backed up from WhatsApp to Apple’s iCloud where the data was not encrypted. With the appropriate search warrants, the authorities were able to look into Manafort’s iCloud backup.

The lesson of the day is “don’t be like Paul Manafort”. To learn how to disable iCloud backups for WhatsApp, please view the original article here.

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