Personal and confidential information of a billion users is at stake and it can really cause a phishing bomb to explode with unimagined repercussions. Think about anti-national elements get into this phishing scam and what they can do with this – its not encryption but phishing protection that customers really need.
The 10 Deputy Commissioners of the city have been provided with these WhatsApp numbers but no SMS or calls will be attended.
Citing the elusive threat that the messaging platform poses, Sudhir Yadav an RTI Activist from Gurgaon sought a ban on Whatsapp after he failed to receive any information on Whatsapp’s encryption rules under RTI Laws, reports Trak
Viber now also allows its users to hide chats and delete messages
Founders of WhatsApp, Brian Acton and Jan Koum, on Wednesday announced that the company has implemented end-to-end encryption to every form of communication on WhatsApp. when you send a message, the only person who can read it is the person or group chat that you send that message to. No one can see inside that message.
For chat based startups (like MagicTiger / Helpchat), chat is an interface to get users to transact / buy services. If all they are selling is chat like simplicity and NO compelling services, they are definitely up for a doomsday!
The URLs which are shared by the users are sent as messages and not hyperlinks hinting it as a spam. iOS devices are still not affected and its been seen only on Android devices which received the recent update of Whatsapp. Whatsapp also blocked Telegram.notme and Telegram.com which are not related.
WhatsApp Web allows you to send messages through WhatsApp via your desktop browser. The functionality is being rolled out in a phased manner, but will be very similar to how it works on an Android device. All users have to do is head to settings and hit the “WhatsApp Web” tab, then scan the QR code on the desktop browser.