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Whatsapp Now Offers End-To-End Encryption

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:18 pm
by General Mackevili
I was just chatting with someone via WhatsApp and I noticed it said our messages were now secure, provided that we both have the latest WhatsApp version installed.

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I tapped for more info:

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https://www.whatsapp.com/security/?lg=en&lc=US

Is it secure like BBM now?

Re: Whatsapp Now Offers End-To-End Encryption

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:46 pm
by phuketrichard
yes the message is secure BUT
who ur whats app to is not secure
the date/time is not secure

If ur really looking for secure try wire, https://wire.com/

Re: RE: Re: Whatsapp Now Offers End-To-End Encryption

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:00 pm
by General Mackevili
phuketrichard wrote:yes the message is secure BUT
who ur whats app to is not secure
the date/time is not secure

If ur really looking for secure try wire, https://wire.com/
Thx. Not too bothered, but nice to know if messages are semi-secure or not.

Re: Whatsapp Now Offers End-To-End Encryption

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:15 pm
by bolueeleh
to really test it out, why not text : i'm gonna bomb ........., see if SWAT comes breaking through your door.

Re: RE: Re: Whatsapp Now Offers End-To-End Encryption

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:58 pm
by General Mackevili
bolueeleh wrote:to really test it out, why not text : i'm gonna bomb ........., see if SWAT comes breaking through your door.
Haha, I'll pass.........

Re: Whatsapp Now Offers End-To-End Encryption

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:12 am
by Jamie_Lambo
noticed this the other day, not like i give a shit as im not running some peado ring or a terrorist but hey its good to know

Re: RE: Re: Whatsapp Now Offers End-To-End Encryption

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:16 am
by General Mackevili
Jamie_Lambo wrote:noticed this the other day, not like i give a shit as im not running some peado ring or a terrorist but hey its good to know
Yeah, I have Facebook, so I obviously don't really care about top secret ways to communicate either, but yeah, cool.

Re: Whatsapp Now Offers End-To-End Encryption

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:33 pm
by TheGrinchSR
Jamie_Lambo wrote:noticed this the other day, not like i give a shit as im not running some peado ring or a terrorist but hey its good to know
On this subject, why don't criminals just change the shape of their organizations? You've never heard of police breaking up a terrorist triangle or a pedophile pentagram have you? It must be the easiest way to get away with breaking the law ever.

Re: Whatsapp Now Offers End-To-End Encryption

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:16 pm
by phuketrichard
those that need anonymity in communication have various ways to use

Lesson 1;

sign up for a free email account, (Plenty of them out there where you do not need provide any email for verification)
both users get the log in
write ur message, DO NOT SEND but save as draft
other person opens, reads the draft.... deletes
no record, nothing sent anywhere


i could go on and on but 99.99999999999% of people NEVER need to hide

Re: Whatsapp Now Offers End-To-End Encryption

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:39 pm
by Digg3r
phuketrichard wrote:those that need anonymity in communication have various ways to use

Lesson 1;

sign up for a free email account, (Plenty of them out there where you do not need provide any email for verification)
both users get the log in
write ur message, DO NOT SEND but save as draft
other person opens, reads the draft.... deletes
no record, nothing sent anywhere


i could go on and on but 99.99999999999% of people NEVER need to hide
Yeah, that's anonymous except for the extremely large amount of identifying metadata that would be logged by your ISP and the service provider.