How do you make sure you are not a target of a man-in-the-middle (MitM) attack when using an instant messaging app? Encryption can secure the content of a conversation from eavesdroppers, but what if someone has hacked the account of the person you want to talk to and is impersonating them? The off-the-record (OTR) encryption protocol used by Secure Chat solves this problem by providing mutual identification through the Socialist Millionaire Protocol.
Montréal, Canada - December 20, 2016
Secure Group, a leading provider of encrypted communications, today announced the release of version 1.10.0 of its Secure Chat application for Android smartphones. Secure Chat is an OTR-based peer-to-peer application that provides the highest level of encryption for instant messaging and supports two-factor authentication, encrypted video and file sharing.
The 1.10.0 version comes with optimized battery consumption and introduces several innovative features like search per conversation, hide contacts and chat messages, which can’t be found in any other encrypted chat service.
You may have read numerous pieces on how online communication is hardly ever private. And since most of them are written from a purely technical standpoint, you may ask yourself “Okay, they read what I type, but so what?” Well, it ought to serve as a wake-up call when Amnesty International approaches it as a human rights issue.
With encryption already starting to go mainstream, chances are you're finally considering adopting it to protect your data and communication. But where do you start from? An app? Several apps? An entire secure phone? We're here to help you out with our neat Secure Pack vs Secure Phone comparison.
What could be very convenient and extremely dangerous at the same time? A chat that's tapped. And what's the best way to counter this danger? By using OTR encryption for chat! Yes, today we're going to focus on how to protect instant messaging from any kind of surveillance.
Montréal, Canada - September 1st, 2016
Today, Secure Group announced the 1.9.0 release of the Secure Chat instant messenger. Secure Chat is an OTR encrypted chat service running over XMPP and is available for users on Android and Secure Group’s proprietary hardened mobile devices: Secure Phone and Secure BlackBerry.
Google has announced yet another record-high number of government requests for data about its users. The company's most recent Transparency Report reveals a scary trend against privacy - a big 23% jump within just one year; from nearly 62,000 in 2014 to over 76,000 requests in 2015!