As one of the most popular instant messaging apps of all time, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that WhatsApp is a common target for malicious activity. Spammers regularly target users to advertise products and services of ill repute. Worse still, social engineering scammers are increasingly turning towards instant messaging to carry out phishing attacks designed to steal personal information. However, the fact that WhatsApp now encrypts every message while in transit using end-to-end encryption makes it impossible for law enforcement to request access to communication histories. Facebook, the owner of WhatsApp, does not have access to this data, regardless of whether it’s hosted in the cloud or stored on the device itself. As such, acquiring WhatsApp message history is only possible by accessing end-user devices or data backups stored locally or in the cloud.
To protect against instances of data loss and other threats, as well as supply evidence to law enforcement in case of being subject to litigation, businesses that use WhatsApp for work need access to their communication histories. That’s why Elcomsoft Explorer for WhatsApp was developed. This solution makes it easy to acquire and analyze communication histories from multiple sources. It can extract databased containing messages from Android phones, with or without root access. It can also download and access any backups stored in Google Drive or iCloud Drive, where cloud backups are stored by default on Android and iOS devices respectively. Finally, it can also extract data from locally stored backups. This solution supports the regular WhatsApp for Android and iOS as well as WhatsApp for Business on any devices running Android.
Elcomsoft Explorer for WhatsApp lets business users easily perform complete audit trails of potential cyberattacks and other suspicious activities. If an employee has been misusing a company account, for example, this solution will reveal it immediately through the conveniently built-in viewer, which displays messages, calls and multimedia files exchanged. Similarly, if your organization has fallen victim to a social engineering scam or other attack, you’ll be able to use the software to perform a full investigation of how the attack was carried out. Not only will this help you remediate faster; it will also help you reduce the future risk to your business and identify employees who might need further security awareness training. The program supports both rooted and non-rooted devices, and it can decrypt backups provided you have the correct user password. You can also use the built-in search function to quickly find records of interest in mere seconds.
For any organization that uses WhatsApp, Elcomsoft Explorer for WhatsApp is a must-have solution for monitoring communications through this popular channel and maintaining full audit trails of all activities that take place over the platform. It’s the ultimate digital forensic solutions for one of the world’s most popular instant messaging apps, and there’s a good chance it can help get your business out of a potentially serious situation, such as a wrongful accusation by law enforcement or an attempted phishing scam in progress. Download the trial version today or buy the standard edition online at https://www.elcomsoft.com/exwa.html.