How WhatsApp data leaks even if end-to-end encrypted? To know
WhatsApp has millions of users. Every day there should be billions and millions of messages in every corner of the globe. In this case, the question is how WhatsApp keeps all these messages safe. Now the company says it doesn’t read anyone’s messages because the person’s messages are encrypted.
WhatsApp has millions of users. There should be billions and millions of messages in every corner of the globe every day. In this case, the question is how WhatsApp keeps all these messages safe. Now the company says it doesn’t read anyone’s messages because the person’s messages are encrypted. Only end-to-end users (end-to-end) come to see and hear. So the question is how do these chats get leaked? Let us know the answer to this question.
Backup to Google Drive
The backup of WhatsApp chat actually goes to Google Drive. You linked it to your email id. You can view this chat by going to Chat Backup Settings. Most people keep a backup of their chats, which allows them to back up their chats to Google Drive from time to time. This makes it easier to locate old conversations and restore them when replacing the phone. This is where the problem is and it is also the cause of the leakage.
Encrypted end-to-end in Google Drive
WhatsApp chats are end-to-end encrypted, but backup chats in Google Drive are not end-to-end encrypted. All photos or videos in the chat are stored in Google Drive. In this case, if the user’s Gmail account is accessed, a backup with all conversation history and photos is available In most cases, it is known that private photos were leaked due to chat backups.
How end-to-encryption works
Suppose you send a ‘hello’ message to someone on WhatsApp. As soon as you send ‘Hello’, the word will be converted to machine code. That is, it is ‘encrypted’ in machine language. It is ‘decrypted’ on the other side to which it is sent. That is, this code will then change to ‘Hello’. This journey is from the sender to the receiver as a ‘code’. Even if someone hacked on the way, he would not be able to decode that message. In this way, WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption ‘protects users’ privacy and conversations and data.