Signal Private Messenger for Safe and Secure Text, Voice, and Video Messaging

“Privacy is possible. Signal makes it easy.” Signal is a very popular safe and secure replacement for cell phone text messaging systems. Best of all, it is available FREE of charge. If you have an Android device, an iPhone, an iPad, or an iPod Touch, Signal will supplement or replace your present text messaging app. … Continue reading Signal Private Messenger for Safe and Secure Text, Voice, and Video Messaging

U.S. Senate Staff can now use Signal for Secure Messaging and So Can You

The US Senate just got a little bit more secure. You can also do the same: increase your security. Without any fanfare, the Senate Sergeant at Arms recently told Senate staffers that Signal, widely considered by security researchers and experts to be the most secure encrypted messaging app, has been approved for use by all … Continue reading U.S. Senate Staff can now use Signal for Secure Messaging and So Can You

Encrypted Chat App Signal also Does Encrypted Video Calls

The encryption app Signal has become the go-to private communications channel for activists, journalists, politicians, and more. However, until now, it lacked video calling. On Tuesday, Signal’s creators at the non-profit Open Whisper Systems announced a beta version of the update that, in addition to video calling, adds the ability to answer calls from a … Continue reading Encrypted Chat App Signal also Does Encrypted Video Calls

Egypt Has Blocked Encrypted Messaging App Signal

Signal must have very good encryption. The app has now moved higher in my opinion of its security and privacy since Egypt has blocked the use of Signal within the country. The Egyptian government apparently has not been able to break the encryption used in Signal. Mada Masr, an Egypt-based media organization, reported yesterday that several … Continue reading Egypt Has Blocked Encrypted Messaging App Signal

Signal: An Easy-to-Use Phone Crypto App for the Desktop

Open Whisper Systems today launched an open beta version of its free encryption app Signal as an app in Google’s Chrome web store, the first step in bringing its encrypted messaging and calling functions to the desktop. For now the desktop app only links with Signal accounts registered on an Android device, and only supports … Continue reading Signal: An Easy-to-Use Phone Crypto App for the Desktop

The Cheapest Wallet that Blocks RFID Signals

Pull out your credit card and flip it over. If the back is marked with the words “PayPass,” “Blink,” or the wi-fi symbol that serves as the universal symbol for wireless data or a few other obscure icons, it’s vulnerable to an uber-stealthy form of pickpocketing. Anyone with a Vivotech RFID credit card reader (available … Continue reading The Cheapest Wallet that Blocks RFID Signals

How Attackers Can Use Radio Signals and Mobile Phones to Steal Protected Data

An interesting article in Wired describes how the NSA, researchers in Israel, and possibly others steal data from computers not connected to the Internet. The method allows hackers and spies to surreptitiously siphon passwords and other data from an infected computer by using radio signals generated and transmitted by the computer and received by a … Continue reading How Attackers Can Use Radio Signals and Mobile Phones to Steal Protected Data

European Parliament Committee Recommends End-To-End Encryption For All Electronic Communications

Governments worldwide are providing mixed signals about the rights of citizens to use encryption. The U.K. government has proposed banning encryption. (See my earlier article at http://bit.ly/2rFlB7K for details) while other branches in the same U.K. government have praised the use of encryption by individuals and corporations by writing, “Privacy is an essential prerequisite to … Continue reading European Parliament Committee Recommends End-To-End Encryption For All Electronic Communications

Keybase Chat: a Free, Seamless Encrypted Web Chat Service for Everyone

Keybase Chat provides an easy-to-use, end-to-end encrypted chat built into the producing company’s earlier Keybase encrypted file sharing software. Unlike other encrypted messaging services such as WhatsApp or Signal, Keybase Chat works with public accounts and usernames you already have, so there’s no need to exchange phone numbers, email addresses or encryption keys. Anyone can … Continue reading Keybase Chat: a Free, Seamless Encrypted Web Chat Service for Everyone