Signal, WhatsApp Co-Founder Launch ‘Open Source Privacy Technology’ Nonprofit

One of the first messaging services to offer end-to-end encryption for truly private conversations, Signal has largely been developed by a team that’s never grown larger than three full-time developers over the years it’s been around. Now, it’s getting a shot in the arm from the co-founder of a rival app. Brian Acton, who built … Continue reading Signal, WhatsApp Co-Founder Launch ‘Open Source Privacy Technology’ Nonprofit

Microsoft Partners with Signal to Bring End-To-End Encryption to Skype

Finally! Skype is about to become secure. In a move that surprised many, Microsoft and Open Whisper Systems (makers of the Signal app) announced today they are partnering to bring support for end-to-end (E2E) encrypted conversations to Skype. The new feature, called Skype Private Conversations has been rolled out for initial tests with Skype Insider … Continue reading Microsoft Partners with Signal to Bring End-To-End Encryption to Skype

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