WhatsApp is working to improve the security of cloud backups. The company plans to protect them with a password – you will need to enter it before backing up chats.
As previously announced, @WhatsApp is working on cloud backups encryption.
The chat database and media will be safe from unauthorized access when using a password. The password is private and it’s not sent to WhatsApp.
It will be available in a future build for iOS and Android. pic.twitter.com/Lp06PaECBX
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) March 8, 2021
Such a solution will make the correspondence available only to the user himself. At the same time, it is noted that the application does not provide for the recovery of a forgotten password.
WhatsApp chats are end-to-end encrypted and only visible to the sender and recipient. However, the clouds remain vulnerable. Backups are stored on Google Drive or iCloud, and the messenger is not responsible for the safety of files on them.
Cloud storage is vulnerable to hacking. If a hacker gains access to it, he can restore the WhatsApp backup to any device. In addition, cloud storage companies have repeatedly provided user data to law enforcement agencies.