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BBM is going cross-platform

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#16 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 13:24

AFAIK BBM uses some sort of device ID to do something with the messages (which is why it only worked on BB devices) whereas whatsapp doesn't use any form of encryption because it's just a compressed jabber protocol, they might have switched to using SSL jabber but it's still just jabber over SSL really.

"Until August 2012, messages were sent in unencrypted plain-text format, making the system vulnerable to session hijacking.[23] As of August 15, 2012, the WhatsApp Support Staff claims messages are encrypted in the "latest version" of the WhatsApp software for iOS and Android (not including BlackBerry, Windows Phone and Symbian), without specifying the implemented cryptographic method.[24]"


Pretty much confirming what you're saying.

#17 Growled


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 13:24

Really good news. I will definitely be giving it a try.