WhatsApp Messages Now Encrypted

About a week ago we told you about popular messaging app WhatsApp disappearing from the Marketplace mysteriously. It was later revealed that the team was working on a fix for plain text messages being sent that could be snooped on if others were connected to the same network and using a specific Android app. The app returned last week with the confirmation that messages sent through the service are now encrypted.

If you use WhatsApp for your messaging needs, you should feel a bit more secure in knowing that if you connect to a random WiFi network, your messages won’t be intercepted from a nosy third party.

[via WPArea.de]

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