What is the safest messenger?




What is the safest messenger?

I hate that states governed by unscrupulous people who want to read my messages from your mobile or desktop computer. That’s why I never use SMS, which are not protected, and the operators merge all the required data on demand (but according to the law, yes.) And for the same reason I’m looking for an alternative to unsecured messaging systems. Below suggest you monologue Julian Baas, the site owner Secure Messaging Services , devoted to the analysis of secure systems messages about the security situation in this niche.

It should say that the same ANB, which drained the data on demand and social networks in U.S. jurisdiction and Google, and Apple, – not our biggest problem. We can say that we even got a little lucky, and solutions that hide your messages from the bad people, there are plenty of them.

The platform can be called fully safe only if it is encrypted at all sites. In this case, only you and the recipient can read the message sent. Only in this case the owner of the service can not physically anything sensible (readable) to outsource structures.

For example, Apple iMessage system sends encrypted messages. But their backups in iCloud not. Add to this the pleasure with which Apple is working with National Security Agency in its various programs. The decision on the safety of this service for you personally, take yourself.

There are alternatives. This Threema , Wickr other WhatApp-like service for iOS and Android. Here’s what they offer in terms of security:

Threema allows to manually check a key derived from your buddy, and accurately verify its authenticity.
Wickr offers a “self-destruct” all kinds of messages. You can choose how long the message “live” or manually destroyed. The service offers encryption.

You can still use ChatSecure , which seriously encrypt messages on mobile services in the popular Facebook Messages, Google Hangouts and others. The application should be and you and your interlocutor.

Also, very secure is an open protocol eXtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP). On the server can be installed SSL-encryption for attachable subscribers. Users can encrypt each message, for example, in the messenger Pidgin , where you want to install the plug- Off-The_Record or Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) on messenger PSI .

There are also on the market for enterprise-messaging services, like Hall . Target customers of this company – medium and large businesses, for which such security is required, and it provides a solution.

Did you have experience in this matter? We will be glad if you share it.

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