Can authorities or officials access your WhatsApp account? This question must have come to many minds when the Narcotics Control Bureau issued summons to actress Deepika Padukone and Shraddha Kapoor based on their 2017 WhatsApp chat.
These chats have been received from talent manager Jaya Saha's mobile, but the question is, how were these chats retrieved from the phone? Many believe that this may have been done through mobile cloning. It is not new science or technology, but it has been used for many years. Let's know about it ...
Mobile phone cloning has been in use for the last several years. By this technology, the data and cellular identity of the phone being cloned are copied to the new mobile phone. However, cloning of one's mobile cannot be done privately.
It is illegal to do so. Government officials legally seek forensic assistance to access the user's mobile data. This process also involves the transfer of the International Mobile Station Equipment Identification (IMI) numbers.
Phone cloning reaches all the mobile data in another device within a few minutes. Earlier, it was necessary to keep mobile in hand to copy data, but in the world of advanced and digital smartphones, there is no need to do so now. Phone cloning can be done using only the app.
After the cloning process is complete, you can access the old mobile WhatsApp chat by going to the Resent Backup Store in the cloud of the new phone or by going to Google Drive. It depends on which mobile phone you have.
WhatsApp has stated in its FAQ post that the backup of the mobile is linked to the phone number and Google account. This means that anyone can easily access the chat from your backup. However, phone cloning can transfer chats with the help of recent backup.
Phone cloning requires special experts who have programming skills. These experts transfer entire identity data from one device to another within a few minutes. Meaning data can be transferred to another mobile without touching one device. The first case of mobile cloning in India was registered in the year 2005 in Delhi.
Since the advent of mobile cloning, people have been questioning about WhatsApp security. Alam is that the case of WhatsApp cloning has been included in Twitter's top trending list. In such a situation, the question arises, what is mobile cloning, through which important information from one's mobile can be copied without his permission.
Whatsapp is secure only if the service provider and other agencies involved are secure otherwise user privacy is at risk. For this only internet literacy and technological update can help.