There are many solutions when it comes to needing a secure way to talk to friends and family. For most people we just want our words to be our
business and not just easily swept up by Global Surveillance Systems.
You may have seen the recent Mr Robot episode were the 2 characters use a crypto app to communicate with one another in a very secure way. Once again
the people behind Mr Robot have shown solid technology and solutions, used in the real world today.
There is one application that so far has been found to be a great way to communicate with friends. This application is called “Wickr”.
Wickr is easy to use and to setup. If you combine Wickr with a VPN service, you will have a much more secure and anonymous connection to your friends
and family. Using VPN's that have no logs is the best way to go.
The Software is available for all platforms and has been described in a leaked DHS document to be one of the few programs that create an anonymous
message transport because of its End-to-End encryption and its ability to never store information outside of the users device. All information that
traverses the network is highly encrypted and also has the ability to self destruct given a set time frame.
Image below is a screen shot of the doc area that explains there Wickr assessment.
You can read the very informative document in full here provided by the Intercept
Specifications for the software
*Wickr username, application ID and device ID are cryptographically hashed with multiple rounds of salted SHA256;
*Data at rest and in transit is encrypted with AES256;
*As part of Perfect Forward Secrecy, each message has a new encryption key that is deleted as soon as message is decrypted;
*Message encryption keys are encrypted with a key produced using ECDHE;
*Messages are bound to both the receiver’s application and device;
*No password or password hashes ever leave user device;
*All user content is forensically wiped from the device after it expires;
*Your UDID (Unique Device Identifier) is never uploaded to our servers so you are always anonymous to us;
*Wickr’s Secure Shredder forensically erases all deleted data on your device so it cannot be recovered;
*All user communications are cleared of any metadata.
~ Confirm Wickr's Privacy by reading there statement to law enforcement below
THIS THREAD IS IN NO WAY ADVERTISEMENT AND IS MEANT TO BE A INFO GUIDE TO THE COMMUNITY.
There is a huge amount of demonizing going on right now by the powers that be about covert messaging apps and all of it is pure BS. Read the
intercepts take on this.
The Big Secret That Makes the FBI’s Anti-Encryption Campaign a Big Lie
edit on 31-8-2016 by 3ncrypt0Rdie because: corrected word