WhatsApp chat history security flaw has strongly negated the media claims that the Android version of the app has its security flaws in the chat history. Claims were made by Bas Bosschert that there were weaknesses for the privacy of the chat history.
The mobile messaging app was quick to respond by saying that the claims were ‘overstated’ and was not showing the correct picture. Popular blogging site TechChrunch has come up with the full statement from WhatsApp. Here is the full statement that you can find on TechChrunch:
“We are aware of the reports regarding a “security flaw”. Unfortunately, these reports have not painted an accurate picture and are overstated. Under normal circumstances the data on a microSD card is not exposed. However, if a device owner downloads malware or a virus, their phone will be at risk. As always, we recommend WhatsApp users apply all software updates to ensure they have the latest security fixes and we strongly encourage users to only download trusted software from reputable companies. The current version of WhatsApp in Google Play was updated to further protect our users against malicious apps.”
WhatsApp is certainly trying to take the attention away from their own app to a mobile handset. It says that its update can help in countering the malicious software. But there does not look to be any direct suggestion on any feature that will help in protecting the chat history. So, is WhatsApp blaming a phone if malware is downloaded, which may risk the data on the microSD card?
According to the claims of Bas Bosschert the latest WhatsApp update for the Android OS, has added the feature for hiding the ‘last seen status. However, the security blemish in the app hasn’t been fixed.