WhatsApp backdoor misinformation


Good rebuttal to The Guardian’s report on insecurities with WhatsApp. If true (ie that The Guardian is wrong), then this is a very dangerous issue they’ve potentially created for people in some countries.

Zeynep Tufekci writes:

The behavior described in your article is not a backdoor in WhatsApp. This is the overwhelming consensus of the cryptography and security community. It is also the collective opinion of the cryptography professionals whose names appear below.

More than 60 security experts sign her note in agreement.

There’s still other things to consider with WhatsApp though.

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By Craig Bailey