first_imgHomeAppsNews WhatsApp hits back at backdoor claim Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Tags India threatens action over WhatsApp privacy change AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 15 JAN 2017 Blog: Can rivals capitalise on WhatsApp privacy saga? Related Steve Costello center_img Author Previous ArticleVideo: Broadband for all – equal opportunity for allNext ArticleHKT profit jumps, but revenue slips on handset sales WhatsApp branded accusations its app contains a backdoor, which could enable governments to force it to decrypt message streams, “false”.In a statement, WhatsApp said it would “fight any government request to create a backdoor”.“The design decision referenced in The Guardian story prevents millions of messages from being lost, and WhatsApp offers people security notifications to alert them to potential security risks,” it continued.The original report cited a University of California security researcher, who noted the way in which WhatsApp processes undelivered messages created a security loophole, which could be used to access messages.“WhatsApp published a technical white paper on its encryption design, and has been transparent about the government requests it receives, publishing data about those requests in the Facebook Government Requests Report,” the messaging player said. Blog WhatsApp WhatsApp shrugs off India privacy update pressurelast_img