WhatsApp is testing to provide encrypted cloud backup


WhatsApp app is seen on a smartphone in this illustration taken, July 13, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration-RC2TJO9BMCHZ

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WhatsApp has already provided end-to-end encryption to protect user messages from being intercepted in the middle, but what about data backed up to the cloud?The Verge Quote WABetaInfo The discovery of WhatsApp refers to the Andrdoi version beta 2.21.15.5 of WhatsApp that adds an end-to-end cloud encryption function, allowing users to choose to encrypt backup data to prevent hackers from directly attacking cloud services to obtain data.

Speaking of encryption, it is natural that the user needs to provide a set of passwords to lock it, or a set of 64-bit encryption keys can be generated. But if you lose your phone, forget your password or encryption key, you will not be able to retrieve the backup record.

Recently, WhatsApp has frequently tested new features, including simultaneous logins on multiple devices. They were all promoted after they officially applied the new version of the privacy policy. It seems that WhatsApp still hopes that more users can stay on their platform so that they can transform their phones in the future. The supplier provides sufficient customer base.

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