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Telegram creator warns of the risks of using WhatsApp

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The use of WhatsApp does not guarantee the secrecy of your correspondence and your private data, according to the creator of the Russian messaging Telegram, Pavel Durov, who told what are the risks of the use of WhatsApp.

Pavel Durov, the creator of Russian Telegram messaging, highlighted certain risks posed by the use of the WhatsApp application. He brought it up in response to media reports that the world’s richest man’s laptop, owner of Amazon Jeff Bezos, was hacked into a malicious file sent via WhatsApp.

The CEO wanted to point out that users who switch laptops often leave backups of data in cloud storage that are not encrypted. The creator of Telegram also said that backdoors, i.e. apps deliberately created by developers that detect security flaws, can threaten the secrecy of correspondence.

According to him, these developers can sometimes create this type of application under pressure from the police. He said they were often disguised as sudden threats and recalled that last year 12 such failures were found on WhatsApp.

In addition, the developer of the Russian messaging advised not to trust applications with hidden source code, which is particularly the case with WhatsApp.

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