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WhatsApp backups on Google Drive are not encrypted, open to hackers


While WhatsApp data is kept secure when it is in the phone, the backups in Google Drive are not encrypted. — Reuters

While WhatsApp data is kept secure when it is in the phone, the backups in Google Drive are not encrypted. — Reuters

WhatsApp had recently announced that starting Nov 12, all chat and media backups to the Google Drive will not be counted towards the users’ Cloud storage quota. 

This was made possible after Facebook and Google inked a deal to allow all WhatsApp storage in Google’s cloud to remain “free” and not eat into users’ available storage capacity.

WhatsApp , encryption , Google Drive

   

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