Pavel Durov, CEO of Telegram, has torn WhatsApp as an unsafe program for use. Durov disclosed in a blog post that using the WhatsApp program was a risky and recent accident, which was mainly a case of the Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Durov claims the theft of the iPhone of Jeff Bezos did not result from an Apple technology flaw but was to blame the device WhatsApp. Recall, Apple is criticized by Facebook Vice President for the phone breach of Amazon CEO. He states that for two primary reasons WhatsApp was liable for the attack. “The susceptibility of WhatsApp to’ corrupted images’ is not just present on iOS, but on Android or even on Windows Phone computers. This ensures that WhatsApp is activated on all mobile devices, “he added.
Durov added that it was not present in other messaging apps on iOS the protection flaw. “It wouldn’t be that people would have questioned Jeff Bezos if they had relied on Telegram instead of WhatsApp,” he says. He said the end-to-end encryption technology from WhatsApp is “not a silver bullet that ensures total privacy for yourself.”
He said end-to-end encryption can be futile when other things are not safe in the message program. He also disclosed that WhatsApp backup chats are not protected when saved on cloud servers of third parties. “Secret Chats are never backed up anywhere,” said Durov, “that was one of the factors why Telegram never depends on any third party server backups.
Second, Durov says that the authorities force developers to illegally plant bugs in their applications. He said Telegram was contacted too, but the organization declined to comply with the backdoors. “Telegram is therefore prohibited, most suspectly in Russia and Iran, in certain countries where WhatsApp is unproblematic of the authorities,” he said.
He added that 12 protection vulnerabilities were found in WhatsApp last year, with seven of them critical. “Do not be deceived by the modern counterpart of circus magicians who would like to focus their attention on one particular dimension when executing their tricks elsewhere. You would like to speak about end-to-end security as the only option for protection. The reality is much trickier,” said Durov.