Obtaining WhatsApp Data
WhatsApp messenger has grown increasingly popular over the years since its release in 2009. It was one of the first mobile apps to offer instant messaging and phone calling, and it still dominates the market of messaging apps, having just recently reached 2 Billion users in February 2020. It’s probably safe to say that you, or someone you know, is using WhatsApp right now.
One of the many attractive qualities of WhatsApp is its encryption. Every message is protected by end-to-end encryption, ensuring that your messages are secure and private. This is great for the user, and less than ideal for the examiner attempting to collect or recover message evidence. Fortunately, there are ways to access and review this data.