- Secondary Whatsapp account (phone number that doesn't use Whatsapp)
- Rooted Android phone OR Jailbroken iPhone OR PHP knowledge
- Server/RPi that runs 24/7
- Nginx or Apache with PHP (you can't host on simple webhoster, you need bash)
“I made this project for you to realise how broken the privacy options actually are. It just started out as experimenting with Whatsapp to build an Bot, but I was stunned when I realised someone could abuse this ‘online’ feature of Whatsapp to track anyone,”
This is not the first time that researcher have broke into the privacy of the Whatsapp. Earlier also an Indian security researcher Indrajeet Bhuyan have demonstrated couple of the privacy issue on Whatsapp web.
Whatsapp web version was announced last months and within a month numbers of issue have been reported on Whatsapp. Last year, Whatsapp have implemented an End-to-End Encryption by default but it seems that encrypting the data transmission is nit sufficient for the users privacy. Hope Whatsapp soon fixed all the issue.