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WhatsApp Sends Location Data Without Encrypting It, Experts Warn – Video


Researchers at the University of New Havens Cyber Forensics Research and Education Group have found that WhatsApp sends user location in an unencrypted form. WhatsApp says that it has already implemented a fix in the latest beta version of the instant messaging application. When WhatsApp users send other users their location, the data is downloaded from Google Maps as an image. The problem is that this image is unencrypted, which means that an attacker could intercept the data via a ma…

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