Telegram Alleges WhatsApp on Providing Fake End-to-End Encryption

Telegram has accused WhatsApp of misleading its two million user base during the latest clash between the two famous online messengers. When Whatsapp's controversial new privacy policy was put on Twitter's social media site, Telegram began by tweeting an accusation that suggests his time to say goodbye to the messaging giant.

WhatsApp retaliated for the lack of end-to-end encryption by thrashing Telegram. Telegram replied that WhatsApp has been lying to its two billion user base, claiming that the latter would read chats that they are still opposed to. Telegram shared a screenshot of its Twitter account to prove its position as evidence of the dishonesty of WhatsApp.

But there is no transparency in the screenshot. Since it shows that the chats are posted to a cloud server and that they are vulnerable to third-party access, we can also not claim that they will be able to enter the chat history or though WhatsApp is able to initiate a chat with the same mobile number.

WhatsApp provided security assurance and said:

When you send a message to another user via WhatsApp Messenger, WhatsApp End-to-end encryption is used. End-to-end encryption makes sure you can only read, or listen to what is sent, with nothing in between, like WhatsApp, and you and the person you are communicating with. The reason is that your messages are saved with a lock by the end-to-end encryption and only the user has the special key to open and read. All this takes place automatically: no setup has to be enabled or special hidden chats set up to encrypt your messages.

Moreover, WhatsApp and Telegram were not the only trading insults on Twitter, the Signal messaging platform even joined the conflict by taunting WhatsApp in its privacy policy.