Oct. 2, 2020, 11:41 a.m.
New Delhi: “Privacy is a myth ” – the Narcotic Control Bureau probing Bollywood drug-nexus following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput has proved the aforementioned saying.
While WhatsApp continues to claim that all chats are End-to-End encrypted, government agencies have managed to access Bollywood stars’ private chats without any help from the company.
According to a statement released by WhatsApp post chats leak, the app protects your messages with end-to-end encryptions so that only you and the person you’re communicating with can read what is sent. It is important to remember that people sign on WhatsApp using only a phone number.
But then the question arises how does NCB accessed the private chats? Well, It is true that WhatsApp abides by its privacy policies, however, negligence from users’ end have helped NCB to retrieve their data.
At a time when right to privacy has become insignificant, it is important for everyone to self -protect their privacy.
Here’re some tips on what you can do to keep your WhatsApp chat leak-proof and how to keep it safe even after deleting the chat in the phone.
WhatsApp Chat Authentication
WhatsApp has provided its users with authentication facility which is called two-factor authentication code. With the help of authentication code, users can secure their WhatsApp by a six digit code. The advantage of this is that when a hacker tries to hack your WhatsApp he requires the authentication code and without your permission no one can barge into your WhatsApp private chats.
Do not Back up chats
The second mistake from the user’s end is backing WhatsApp chats on Google Drive. Backing up chats basically makes your chats are now available on other platforms, making E2E useless. If anyone else manages to access you Google Drive, he can easily get hold of all your backed up chats.
Connect WhatsApp by Email
If you wish to keep your chats safe, you can simply link your email id to your WhatsApp. If someone else wants to restore your deleted WhatsApp chat, then they will not be able to do it because they will not have your email. But if someone has an email ID, the chances of hacking also increase.
Save your chats in a memory card
Another way to secure your chats is by transferring them to an SD card. If you want to delete WhatsApp chat from your phone but want to save photo or other important information, then chat, video, photo, pen drive, hard drive, micro sd card and memory Can transfer to card