Are Free Messenger Services Really Safe To Share Private Information?
Saket ModiNov 27, 2013, 01.20 PM
WhatsApp is one of the most popular messengers today. The
With a user base of 25 million in the country, it is not very difficult to imagine the huge amount of data accumulated on the app. The data, in form of messages, could be valuable information and you feel it is best to delete it - so that no one else can access it. We often delete messages, pictures and videos that are personal and sent through WhatsApp, and think we are safe from intrusion. But we forget that WhatsApp is not a device but a
Here are 6 easy steps to access your own 'history' on WhatsApp.
Step 2: Extract this archive (Whatsapp_Xtract....zip) to a certain folder on your computer, such as C:\WhatsApp.
Step 3: Copy the database(s) to (say) C:\WhatsApp (on Android, you simply copy the whole folder WhatsApp on SD card to your computer [it can be C:\WhatsApp] and then copy the database file from C:\WhatsApp\Databases to C:\WhatsApp).
Step 4: You need Python and (for Android msgstore.db.crypt decryption) the PyCrypto library. The easiest way is to install ActivePython (on Windows, choose the 32bit version even if you have 64bit windows) is from here: http://www.activestate.com/activepython/downloads. Next, run Install pyCrypto.bat (contained in this archive).
Step 5: Now run whatsapp_xtract_android.bat or whatsapp_xtract_android_crypted.bat or whatsapp_xtract_iphone.bat.
Step 6: Now you can see all the messages in an HTML page.
Step 1: First follow the path: whatsapp/data/msgstore.crypt.
Step 2: Upload the
Step 3: After uploading, you can see all the messages in that file.
Although we have spotted a weak link in WhatsApp, which is one of the most used
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