The WhatsApp chats of many Bollywood celebrities are continuously surfacing during the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) interrogation of the drug angle behind the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Earlier, Sushant's girlfriend Riya Chakraborty and now well-known actress Deepika Padukone got the whole nation aware of the messages on WhatsApp. Private messages are surfacing publicly on the claim of WhatsApp, in which he has been saying that no one can read any of his user's messages, not even WhatsApp itself. That is, the conversation between two people on WhatsApp, claiming to be completely encrypted, has proved to be hollow.
What does WhatsApp say?
WhatsApp says, 'End-to-end encryption' feature is always available on WhatsApp, whether you send a message or read someone's message. Many messaging apps encrypt only messages between you and them, but WhatsApp's 'end-to-end encryption' feature has been made so that only you and the person you're chatting with can read the message and No one, not even WhatsApp.
With encryption, your messages are protected in a special way, which only the recipient of your message has access to view and read and no one has. The message you send has a special lock and key. This lock and key work automatically. You do not need to turn on any settings or set up private chats to secure your message. Your messages should remain with you. So after the message is delivered WhatsApp does not store them on its server. End-to-end encryption means that the messages are encrypted so that WhatsApp and the third party cannot read them. '
How to leak if data is not saved?
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Apart from this, if the message is not stored on any server, then how does WhatsApp allow users to backup data. According to some international cyber experts, in reality, any third party can receive WhatsApp messages both illegally or legally. Cyber case lawyer Virag Gupta says that the evidence given to the media during the criminal investigation is a violation of several decisions of the Supreme Court with CRPC.
Where is the bag?
There are two types of things that need to be understood here. The first is that according to WhatsApp your chat is completely end-to-end encrypted. This means that only two people can read this message, the first to send and the second to receive, but the truth is that WhatsApp chatting is not fully end-to-end encrypted. Let us tell you that most people back up their WhatsApp chats in Google Drive, while the end-to-end encryption of chats ends as soon as they go into Google Drive.