End-to-end Encryption

Pierluigi Paganini January 09, 2022
Swiss army asks its personnel to use the Threema instant-messaging app

The Swiss army has banned all instant messaging apps, including Signal, Telegram, and WhatsApp, recommending the use of the Threema app. The Swiss army has banned foreign instant messaging apps such as Signal, Telegram, and WhatsApp and only allows its members to use the Threema messaging app, which is developed in Switzerland. Threema is the instant […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 15, 2020
Zoom now supports end-to-end encrypted (E2EE) calls

The Video conferencing platform Zoom announced the implementation of end-to-end encryption (E2EE) and its availability starting next week. The popular Video conferencing platform Zoom announced the availability of the end-to-end encryption (E2EE) starting next week. The new E2EE feature will be made available for both paid and free accounts. “We’re excited to announce that starting next week, Zoom’s end-to-end […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 25, 2020
European Commission has chosen the Signal app to secure its communications

The popular cross-platform encrypted messaging service Signal has been chosen by the European Commission for its communications. The European Commission has decided to adopt for its staff the popular cross-platform encrypted messaging service Signal for its communications. The news was first reported earlier this month by the Politico website, a message issued on the commission’s […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 08, 2018
Secret Conversation – Twitter is testing End-to-End Encryption for direct messages

A security researcher found evidence that Twitter is testing a new feature, dubbed ‘Secret Conversation,’ to enable end-to-end encryption for its Direct Messages, Twitter plans to adopt end-to-end encryption for its Direct Messages, the company is currently testing its new service dubbed ‘Secret Conversation’. The discovery was made by the computer science student at the […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 12, 2018
Never too late, Skype supports end-to-end encryption for new Private Conversations feature

It’s official, Microsoft’s Skype is rolling out a new feature called Private Conversations, which uses end-to-end encryption. The latest version of Skype implements end-to-end encryption and introduces the support for the Signal protocol. which is the protocol used by WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Google Allo, and Signal. Attackers will not able to snoop on Skype Private Conversations will support text, […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 11, 2018
A security issue in WhatsApp potentially allows attackers to eavesdrop on encrypted Group chats

An attacker can secretly eavesdrop on your private end-to-end encrypted group chats on WhatsApp, Threema and Signal messaging apps. Even if the messaging services implement end-to-end encryption, an attacker or someone in the company that provides the service can decrypt your messages. A Group of researchers from Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) in Germany discovered that anyone who controls […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 15, 2017
Just one picture would have used to take over WhatsApp and Telegram accounts

A single picture could have been used by attackers to hack the popular secure messaging applications WhatsApp and Telegram. Security experts from Checkpoint have discovered a vulnerability that was present in both messaging services. The hack only affected the browser-based versions of both WhatsApp and Telegram. The flaw affected the way both apps process images and multimedia […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 09, 2016
Facebook Messenger implements End-to-End Encryption

Facebook Messenger Starts Testing End-to-End Encryption with Secret Conversations, it is already available for a limited number of users. Facebook is planning to use end-to-end encryption for its Messenger app and has begun rolling out the feature. Facebook has called the new feature ‘Secret Conversations’ and will allow Messenger users to exchange messages that no […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 04, 2016
WhatsApp vs Telegram in Terms of Encryption and Features

Compare and contrast WhatsApp and Telegram, so as to see which of the two messaging apps offers the best option for encrypted chat. Messaging apps have been increasing rapidly in popularity. WhatsApp has gone over one billion users and Telegram claims to have over 350,000 people a day signing up for its services. So, it […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 14, 2016
Hackers find a way to send massive messages on Telegram

Security researchers have found a vulnerability that could allow attackers to send massive messages on Telegram bypassing its limitations. Security researchers have devised a method to send massive messages on Telegram. The experts have found a flaw that allows them so send messages of any size as showed in the proof-of-concept provided by the researchers. […]