Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service discourages Whatsapp

Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service AIVD, has issued a warning to all civil servants in The Netherlands on the usage of Whatsapp. According to the AIVD, Whatsapp is not secure enough.

The AIVD performs reviews of technical communication and information management solutions in The Netherlands as many civil servants process confidential information daily. Through the National Communications Security Agency (NBV), the AIVD safeguards the security of critical information for which the Dutch government is responsible. As a partner and guide to the government, it thus plays an active and visible role in national security. It possesses unique skills in the field of information security.

WhatsApp is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Nokia.

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