Secure Messaging Scorecard

Similar to the scorecard for the online services, this one is for the apps used in mobile devices. So far, it may seem that many of the mobile apps we know of have been insecure but iMessage being more secure? If Apple has everything green on that scorecard for their iMessage, that will look like they’ve done a greater job, putting its rivals to shame that some kind of product flame war will eventually start or something. But that’s not the only part of the product competition, is it? There will be better encryption system for IOS 8 and Android 5.0 so that the only wailing babies in terms of security competition will be the ones trying to crack down even the stronger encryption planned by Apple and Google. Also, we still can know the problem about smartphone bending that has been on-going on Iphone 6 and Iphone 6 Plus. If that’s the case, you may have to buy other IOS devices that support the upgrade to IOS 8 to gain this kind of security level.

Other alternatives surely are highly secure but then, who else knows about them and uses them besides you? If they can make use of your existing contacts on your local device and social networking accounts and that you can use those apps to have a contact with them without requiring any invitation or even your friend to download those apps or whatever, then it can be a proper reason to use those apps although the security is on your side only if they are not using those apps when you do the phone call, messaging or even chat.

I do have Orbot on my Android and it’s starting to get handy when it  comes to surfing the net on that thing with Orbot enabled as it uses its own proxy for net surfing that leads to Tor technology. You can use other apps while online like there shouldn’t be a problem but when it comes to net surfing, you will need Orbot up and running. Nowadays, the Tor technology is on life support and that I may have to find the complete alternative to this for mobile devices. There’s already one so far for the computers which may be Aviator.


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