WhatsApp get end-to-end encryption for voice calls

Feb

28

2016

WhatsApp for Android, iOS, BlackBerry and Windows Phone gets short-term support for end-to-end encryption with phone calls. This is evident from texts that are on the page translation of the chat service. Is also end-to-end encryption for group discussions.

WhatsApp is expanding its security functionality quite clear from texts that are presented volunteer translators for the service. The department announced to deploy in 2014 to end-to-end encryption and security since the deployment of Android instant messaging, but official says chat now there is nothing in its FAQs.

That will change soon and there will give a special section to explain the security for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry, the service WhatsApp stressed that neither nor third parties can view the messages. It not only messages, but also to call. “If this is indicated, make your calls and messages you send automatic use of end-to-end encryption,” is the translation.

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The apps get further support for secure group discussions, it is clear from the text to be translated: “This group is end-to-end encrypted to Verify, select a participant and choose the menu ….”. Users also get a notification when a secure chat session is fully encrypted end-to-end, because the recipient does not have a version of WhatsApp is supporting this. The service will deploy codes that users can verify the identity of their interlocutor, to protect against man-in-the-middle attacks. Amend the security codes of users can be notified of their contacts thereof.

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When implementing WhatsApp works with Open Whisper Systems, which itself developed the app Signal considered safe in security circles. At end-to-end encryption, the encryption is set up directly between the two parties derogatory. The step of WhatsApp ensures the privacy of private conversations of millions of users worldwide are better protected and can be seen in the communication is much more difficult, for example, intelligence.

Update 16.00, was initially named in this message only Android, but also in the translation section for iOS, BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone to find the relevant texts. The message was edited here.

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