Database WhatsApp on Android can easily be stolen




Other Android apps to the message database WhatsApp get without too much trouble. The encryption used can thereby be easily cracked. That suggests a Dutch system, which is a proof-of-concept has made.

WhatsApp To make the message database of a WhatsApp user booty is sufficient to install both the SD card can be used as allowed on the Internet, an application he writes sysadmin Bas Bosschert on his own website. “Because most people allow everything on their Android device, is not really a problem,” says Bosschert.

The WhatsApp database is stored in a subfolder of the SD card, writes Bosschert. This allows any application to the SD card may database. Android devices without sd card slot have otherwise emulated partition on the flash memory that occurs when sd card. Uploading the database in a breeze.

For some time WhatsApp encrypts the database, but will on any phone using the same key, so the databases using a simple script to decrypt his. “Facebook did not need to buy WhatsApp to read your WhatsApp messages”, sneers Bosschert.

Incidentally, a user must still install the rogue application, and the chances are that the malicious behavior is observed in the Play Store. However, the code to steal WhatsApp calls can be combined with an application like Flappy Bird, a popular game from the Play Store is removed, including instructions to make the sideload apps For example, a malicious writes Bosschert.


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