[telecom] Can You Trust 'Secure' Messaging Apps?

Can You Trust 'Secure' Messaging Apps?


It's officially a post-Snowden and post-WhatsApp world, and my inbox is filled with pitches from companies promoting their secure messaging apps. But can you trust them?

As the messaging wars heat up, security seems to be the big differentiator -the levels of security range from "military grade" to lightweight, depending on the app. But all of them have one thing in common, said the cryptographer and security expert Bruce Schneier: You shouldn't use them if your life is on the line.

Mr. Schneier said when it comes to evaluating the security of a secure messaging app, the real question lies in why you need it.


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