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WikiLeaks gets its WhatsApp wires crossed

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As a result of the Wikileaks data dump, rumours abound that the CIA can compromise Signal, WhatsApp and any other encrypted chat apps. Fear not, this isn’t true. Due to the end-to-end encryption used by the leading messaging systems, no one can access a private message while it’s in transit… Read more »

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Is email past its sell-by date?

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Almost everyone complains about email at some point or other – both for its overuse and its susceptibility to viruses, Trojans, phishing and spam. Despite this, it has many virtues – borne out by the fact that over 2.5 billion people now use it. It’s free, easy to access, has… Read more »

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Green light for Signal security

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Signal, the encrypted instant messaging and voice calling app for Android and iOS, has passed a security audit by the International Association for Cryptologic Research with flying colours. Five researchers from the UK, Australia and Canada subjected Signal to a rigorous workout, and have found that its cryptographic core stands… Read more »

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Google late to the encryption party

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‘Allo’ the new messaging service to be launched by Google this summer is to feature an ‘incognito’ setting which will provide total end-to-end encryption. This new system is called ‘Signal’ and will also be available on Google’s new video app, ‘Duo’. Signal encryption will prevent Google from accessing any conversation… Read more »

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Viber joins the encrypted ranks

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Viber has joined the ranks of encrypted messaging services such as WhatsApp by offering total encryption to its millions of users. Unlike Facebook, Viber falls outside the reach of the new Encryption Bill currently proposed by the US Senate as it is an Israeli company. There is speculation that if… Read more »

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