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Rogue apps Still Reading the Whatsapp Conversation

WhatsApp is biggest smartphone messenger network and and according Googleplay 10,140,135 and recently Facebook buys the WhatsApp with $19 billion, but still Facebook no security implemented for WhatsApp users.

The WhatsApp database is saved on the SD card which can be read by any Android application if the user allows it to access the SD card. And since majority of the people allows everything on their Android device, this is not much of a problem.

According to System admin Bas Bosschert demonstated how to steel the someones WhatsApp conversation and used a webserver with simple php script.
 After that Bas Bosschert uploads the WhatsApp database to the website, then created a new default project in Eclipse and made a couple of changes and added some lines to the AndroidManifest.xml file.

Newer versions WhatsApp decided to do some crypto magic on their database (msgstore.db.crypt), so it is more secure. It is still possible to read chats from this database, but more on that later. The msgstore.db and wa.db are the old unencrypted databases of WhatsApp.
The upload of the WhatsApp database files we will display a simple Loading screen, so people think the application is doing something interesting in the background. 

The WhatsAppp database is a SQLite3 database which can be converted to Excel for easier access. Lately WhatsApp is using encryption to encrypt the database, so it can no longer be opened by SQLite. 

But we can simply decrypt this database using a simple python script. This script converts the crypted database to a plain SQLite3 database.

So Rouge application can read the WhatsApp database and it is also possible to read the chats from the encrypted databases. Facebook didn’t need to buy WhatsApp to read your chats.




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1 comment:

  1. any other way to read whatsapp conversation if yes so pls tell me

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