Moxie's Signal

by Volker Weber

When you use iMessage, your messages are encrypted. When you use WhatsApp, your messages may be encrypted. (Both users need to be on Android.) But when you use Signal, your messages will always be encrypted, no matter whether you are on Android or iPhone.

I installed it on my iPhone. There are not many people on Signal. But the best security professionals I know are.

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I've been using Signal for a while now and really like it. The only problem I discover in day to day use is the lack of a version for Windows Phone. But then, that may become even less relevant in the future.

Moritz Ehlenz, 2015-07-12 13:35

How about https://threema.ch/de/ - they got some decent recognition recently

Michael Renner, 2015-07-12 14:49

I was waiting for that. ;-)

Volker Weber, 2015-07-12 15:03

Mit Blackberry 10 steht man außen vor, leider. Lässt sich zwar installieren, aber nicht nutzen.

Nils Michael Becker, 2015-07-12 17:13

Danke fürs Testen.

Volker Weber, 2015-07-12 17:44

Great tip! Thank you. I'm propagating it now to friends and family.

Markus Dierker, 2015-07-12 22:03

Such a shame that encryption will soon be outlawed in the UK! That kind of security is obviously the refuge of a scoundrel....

Nick Daisley, 2015-07-13 11:40

or just use BBM, Encrypted, Feature rich, Proven security, Cross Platform

David Guillaume, 2015-07-13 13:15

All BBM messages are encrypted with the same key. That's obfuscation, not encryption. For encrypted BBM messages, you need BBM Protected.

Volker Weber, 2015-07-13 13:45

On Android, the app from Open Whisper appears to be called "TextSecure Private Messenger".

Richard Schwartz, 2015-07-13 16:54

Always encrypted... but do you check messages there at all? (Hint: http://vowe.net/archives/015098.html)

Matthias Welling, 2015-07-15 23:08

It's on a single device. If I have that one on me, yes. If not, it may take a while.

Volker Weber, 2015-07-15 23:11

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