WhatsApp Will Let iPhone Users Protect iCloud Backups with a Password

WhatsApp is working on a major security update for iOS users, as it plans to let them password-protect their backups before they are actually uploaded to iCloud.

At this point, WhatsApp gives users the option to back up their chat history to iCloud, but once the data is uploaded to Apple’s cloud server, no encryption is being used.

In other words, if required by law enforcement, Apple has no other option than to provide investigators with access to users’ backups, which can include anything from messages to photos and videos.

But according to WABetaInfo, the Facebook-owned company is currently working on dealing with the whole thing by allowing iPhone users to set up a password before they back up the data in iCloud.

No way to reset the password

In other words, WhatsApp will soon provide users with a new encryption method that would make it impossible for the law enforcement… (read more)

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