Ugh, doesn't WhatsApp use end to end 256 bit encryption? I'm not sure what you're talking about
@sensible27 Maybe they do, maybe they only claim to, but I know for an absolute fact that we, the Russians, the Syrians, the Israelis, Iranians, several smuggling rings and insurgent groups, and at least a few news media outlets were "listening in" on whatsapp conversations all over the Middle East. Any time they updated their security, it was breached again within a day or two by all parties. Perhaps someone within was selling off backdoor access; I couldn't tell you exactly how or why as that wasn't my field. Coincidentally, it was around the same time that whatsapp's co-founder left and created their own company (Signal, now trumpeted as the premier "secure" messenger app... Take that as you will but I certainly dont trust them either and wouldn't expect it to last much longer regardless).
Every system has bugs and can have backdoors, in fact it'd be pretty hard to prevent that from happening. Any service which gets popular enough will have people trying to figure it out and break it. If you mean listening in on WhatsApp sure, but you won't be able to examine the contents because . duh encrypted. https://youtu.be/S9JGmA5_unY
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