Often WhatsApp It has been considered a way to communicate with the most vulnerable security features, and even though it has not damaged its place as the most widely used messaging app, this statement is still shared by many users.
In this case, it was from the United Nations Organization (UN), where they had issued a warning to the public when using WhatsApp communication, saying "It's not a safe way to communicate."
Security on WhatsApp is being questioned by the UN
As has been made public in a report published by Reuters, UN officials have been banned from using WhatsApp since June 2019 in security. This was after experts from the organization accused Saudi Arabia of using an online communication platform Hack Jeff Bezos
The allegations by the experts were based on information provided that points to the involvement of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in a 2018 cyber-attack involving an Amazon official. It is believed the attack started with a vicious video file sent from the WhatsApp account used by the crown prince.
When asked that UN Secretary-GeneralAntonio Guterres has spoken to the crown prince of Saudi Arabia or another world leader using WhitsApp, UN spokesman Farhan Haq said:
Top UN officials have been instructed not to use WhatsApp, it does not work as a secure system.
Given this situation, WhatsApp communications directorCarl Woog replied to Reuters:
Each private message is protected by a final encryption to help protect WhatsApp or others from seeing conversations. Signal encryption technology we highly recommend for security professionals …
The investigation has played a role in some of the scholars who are recruited for adoption failure to send messages, like Oded Vanunu, whose company, Checkpoint is based in Tel Aviv. Faced with this situation, Vanunu emphasized WhatsApp's attempt to enact a robust security law, but that sometimes feels vulnerable, as is the case with other messaging apps.