With a simple method: such As the BKA with WhatsApp messages is reading this

The investigators took advantage of this, apparently, is the possibility to link the App with the web browser on a Computer, reported the broadcaster WDR and th

With a simple method: such As the BKA with WhatsApp messages is reading this

The investigators took advantage of this, apparently, is the possibility to link the App with the web browser on a Computer, reported the broadcaster WDR and the BR on Tuesday. At the function, all of the contents of the chat service to be mirrored in a Browser window.

However, the Facebook owned chat service is a hurdle for such a link built. WhatsApp connect with a Browser or the Desktop Version of the App, scanning a user with the WhatsApp application on the Smartphone, a QR-Code on the Computer screen. This requires that the phone is unlocked. A user can also also set up for the Open WhatsApp a protection by face recognition.

BKA refused public information about WhatsApp-investigations

The Federal criminal police office did not comment on Tuesday on a request initially to the report. WDR and BR, the authority informed, they give "technical and operational-investigative skills ( ... ), for example, in the field of information technology, Monitoring, in principle, there is no detailed public information".

it remained Unclear in the report whether the BKA continues to Read on vulnerabilities on the computers of the targeted persons or instead, the App with its own PCs linked to. In the latter approach, however, would show up another Computer in the list of registered devices in the App and could be easily discovered by the target person.

", Text, Video, image and voice short messages in real time

information on the monitoring procedure to have documents from the investigations of the Federal Prosecutor General against the terrorist suspects, Magomed-supplied, Ali C., a Caucasian Islamists and well-Known of the Breitscheidplatz-assassin Anis Amri, reported WDR and BR. to understand" They cited an internal BKA-Write: "The BKA has a method that can allow for Text, Video, image and voice messages to a WhatsApp account in real-time to understand."

At the same time, it said, citing safety circuits, the method to WhatsApp-Monitoring will be used by the BKA, as yet, hardly. It is only to be used with a comparatively high effort and therefore, for many, the determination method is not practical, loud the reasoning.

content of the communication in the case of WhatsApp and other chat services, such as, for example, Apple's iMessage with so-called end-to-end encryption protected and that only for the involved user in plain text accessible. Also the providers do not have access to it and can, accordingly, also at the request of the investigating authorities, not content. Especially in the USA and the UK, demands for back doors in encryption are, therefore, always according to what the provider as an incalculable risk for the security of the data back.

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Updated Date: 21 July 2020, 08:26

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