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Can the authority access your WhatsApp account? This question must have come to your mind also when the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) had issued summons to Deepika Padukone and Shraddha Kapoor on the basis of their 2017 WhatsApp chat. These chats are taken from the mobile phone of talent manager Jaya Shah. But the question arises, how were those chats retrieved from the phone? Many people believe that this must have been done with the help of mobile cloning. This is not a new technology, but it is being used for many years.

Mobile phone cloning has been in use for a long time. Through this technique, the data and cellular identity of the phone being cloned is copied to a new phone. However, cloning the phone is illegal in private. Authorities use forensics legally to access data on a user’s phone. Transfer of International Mobile Station Equipment Identity (IMEI) number is also enabled in this process.

Phone cloning requires only programming skills and in a few minutes all the data of one phone is transferred to another device. Earlier, it was necessary to take the phone in hand to copy the data, but in the world of advanced smartphones, it is no longer necessary. Now phone cloning can be done using just the app, that too without touching the phone.

After the cloning process is complete, WhatsApp chats on the old phone can be accessed by going to the new phone’s recent backup store in the cloud or Google Drive in iCloud. It depends on which phone you have.

It is important to note that WhatsApp chat is encrypted in your phone and the conversation is also end-to-end encrypted. But this is not the case with WhatsApp Backup, it is not encrypted by the Facebook-owned company.

WhatsApp has clearly stated in its FAQ post that the backup of the phone is linked to the phone number and Google account. This means that anyone can easily access the chats from your backup. However, chats can be transferred through recent backup in phone cloning. let you know, Huawei The company had specifically introduced a process in its phone, where users could get WhatsApp data from a backup using the clone app that was already in the phone.

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