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At this point, you might recall earlier this month there was a warning about a vulnerability in Whats App’s secure messages, but this was later proven to be false.Whats App is available for both Android and i OS – you'll need to have a verifiable mobile phone number to register initially (it’s also available for desktop computers).If you back up your phone, Signal doesn't store a copy of your messages, either. Aside from its cool name and funky design, Frozen Chat also offers end-to-end encryption with OTR (Off the Record) messaging.This means that not only are your messages protected and you can verify who you're speaking to, but you also have deniability – anyone can forge a message after the conversation is over.These are run by volunteers so there's no one central server that can be seized or taken down. Like Frozen Chat, Chat Secure supports Off the Record messaging and the open XMPP protocol.The Android version is no longer maintained, but the i OS one is still actively developed.
Other features include a quick shutdown button and a wipe feature to delete all your personal data.Some encrypt your messages before they leave your device, so if they are intercepted, they'll be meaningless.In this article, we’ve highlighted 10 of our favourite secure messaging apps.In April last year, Whats App enabled end-to-end encryption across all platforms, meaning conversations can't be read by anyone but you and the person you're messaging.Not only are your chats protected, but Whats App provides a security code so you can verify that someone isn't intercepting your messages and passing them on (this is called a ‘man-in-the-middle’ attack).
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