WhatsApp is going to bring End-to-End encryption for cloud backup as said recently by mark Zuckerberg in his post. The feature will be offering privacy in cloud backup.
WhatsApp is bringing End-to-End Encryption Cloud Backup very soon. End-to-End Encryption Cloud Backup will be released as an optional feature. It is a feature that is going to protect chat backup of users and give them strong security as well privacy from any third-party attacks.
No Third-Party Intrusion
As WhatsApp had been providing End-to-End Encryption in messages from 2016, this new update is much-needed growth for the company. It will bring much-needed security feature for the users in backing up their private chat and data through end-to-end encrypted backup to the cloud like google drive. The feature is password protected as well. Through end-to-end encryption, no third parties can look into users’ private WhatsApp data backup even if the backup is being stored in iCloud or google drive.
Adding a new layer to the user’s privacy and security
The CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg has informed in his recent Facebook post. He shared –
“We’re adding another layer of privacy and security to WhatsApp: an end-to-end encryption option for the backups people choose to store in Google Drive or iCloud. WhatsApp is the first global messaging service at this scale to offer end-to-end encrypted messaging and backups, and getting there was a really hard technical challenge that required an entirely new framework for key storage and cloud storage across operating systems.”
This new backup encryption brings a brand-new coating of protection, security, and privacy for WhatsApp users. This coating will soon be in working, and will be adding more thickness to the privacy and security of users.
An Optional Feature
This feature is an optional feature. It will be provided as an option to which users will have to permit manually on WhatsApp. It is going to be available for both Android and iOS users in the upcoming weeks as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg informed.
This coating of privacy is to be permitted through a password by users on WhatsApp. The users will have to create a password while enabling end-to-end encryption cloud backup. The password has to be remembered by users; it will be unknown to WhatsApp. But user can recover the data in case device is stolen or lost, there is an option for recovering through the hardware security module (HSM) backup key vault. HSM carries out password verification attempts and making it persistently inaccessible on multiple unsuccessful attempts to access it. “This security measures provide protection against brute force attempts to retrieve the key” says Mark Zuckerberg. If the user uses 64-bit encryption key, they have to remember it correctly, this key is not sent to HSM backup vault key.
End-to-End Encryption Backup Alike Messages
This End-to-End Encryption backup will be working alike End-to-End Encrypted messages security. This encryption will be protecting chat messages as well as photos, videos.