By Jason Murdock
Ultra-secure messaging apps including Signal and WhatsApp, used by millions of people around the world, use strong end-to-end encryption to keep communications of users safe from spying. This week, WikiLeaks claimed the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had cracked it.
The truth, however, was slightly different. In fact, far from breaking directing through the protections offered by these measures, the reality indicates US state-backed hackers are having to resort to increasingly extreme measures to circumvent such technology.