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Whatsapp Update

Discussion of forensic issues related to all types of mobile phones and underlying technologies (GSM, GPRS, UMTS/3G, HSDPA, LTE, Bluetooth etc.)
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Whatsapp Update

Post Posted: May 31, 19 11:36

on some mobile phones,

Whatsapp warns us to set up date-time settings, and then it allows us to see conversations on seized phones.

and the also sometimes it gives message that we should update the latest version. But as these phones are seized phones and We should not alow them to get connected to internet to update the Whatsapp version..

Do you have any idea about it?  

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Re: Whatsapp Update

Post Posted: May 31, 19 13:09

I haven't encountered it telling me I must update, but date and time wise I've noted it and adjusted it so the messages could be viewed.  


Re: Whatsapp Update

Post Posted: Jun 05, 19 06:17


in the case WhatsApp should be updatet, I download the newest apk from the internet at the PC.
I use the webseite de.uptodown.com/android.

After downloading, you have to transfer the apk to the Mobilephone.
Now you need to activate "install unknown sources" in the android menu.

After activation you can install the apk.


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Re: Whatsapp Update

Post Posted: Jun 05, 19 15:25

Why update from outside google play store?? NEVER Do that.
Even add you on BETA tester on whatsapp.

NEVER download outside google play.  


Re: Whatsapp Update

Post Posted: Jun 06, 19 05:35

Sorry I am very new in forensics.

I had though this way is the only way, because someone told me to not connect the mobilephones with the internet.
It is better to connect the mobilephones with the internet, then download the apk from another website?

Maybe it is helpfull to tell the way of extraction.
At first I do first the UFED extraction and after a long time not using this phone I must update WhatsApp.

Now I registered me for the WhatsApp Beta on the Goolge Play Store. But how can I download only the .apk?  

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Re: Whatsapp Update

Post Posted: Jun 06, 19 12:36

Whatsapp apk standalone could be downloaded from the official whatsapp page:

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Re: Whatsapp Update

Post Posted: Jun 11, 19 03:37

WhatsApp Malware delivery mechanism described here:


A malicious link routes the target phone’s traffic through multiple anonymizing servers until the target phone reaches the “hidden” malware delivery server.

More detail “Overcoming Smartphone Interception Challenge”.


*** Dear Colleagues, what forensic artifacts would successful interception leave on iOS and Android?  

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