Digital sugarball language
So with this new conversation, encryption is something that is in the mouths of the people today. So what is this encryption? Simply put, when you were a kid you used the language of sugar balls to tell someone something secretly and that’s how this digital encryption happens. There are many encryption methods in the world today. This means that when you send a message, the code is processed so that the data cannot be read or understood by an intermediary.
This is also called End-to-End Encryption (E2E). Once you have encrypted the relevant data you are sending, only you and the recipient have the relevant code that can decrypt it. This will deprive you and your recipient of the ability to see what the message is.
2021 WhatsApp commotion
Before we get into that, let’s talk about the types of sugar ball languages used by this messaging app.
According to WhatsApp, they also use the same end-to-end encryption protocol developed by Open Whisper. Open Whisper is the group behind the Signal app. This protocol is open source so you can check its security. But keep in mind that WhatsApp is not an open source.
Why do people say to use Signal rather than WhatsApp?
The main reason for this is that the business model in these two apps and one is open source while the other is a closed source app.
This problem came up when Facebook bought the WhatsApp app in 2014 for a very large number. Because Facebook is not a company with a good reputation when it comes to privacy. Incident with Cambridge Analytica.
WhatsApp is a closed source app, so it’s a question of whether this sugar ball language really happens.
If so, why is WhatsApp not being protected?
The main reason for this is that WhatsApp encrypts your messages and calls but does not encrypt your metadata. Below you can see your data collected by WhatsApp.
Moxie Marlinspike and Brian Acton took the initiative to create an app called Signal
The two who say. Brian Acton is one of the founders of WhatsApp. After WhatsApp took over Facebook, Brian left and started a company called Signal with Moxie.
The reason for leaving this may be due to the Privacy Concerns that existed after taking WhatsApp from Facebook. WhatsApp encrypts your messages but does not encrypt metadata. But in the Signal app only your phone number is kept as data. And WhatsApp Backup is something that is not encrypted. The Signal app gives you 30-digit passphrase encryption and backup protection.
In addition to the sugar ball language in the signal …
Ability to automatically blur the face when sending a picture.
Not allowing other apps to take screenshots in the app.
There are many more security features like you can use Biometrics to open the app.
So another thing that is being talked about in the meantime is Telegram. Of course, the end-to-end encryption mentioned earlier is only available in the chat option called Secret Chat.
This means that the normal message is stored on the telegram server. Of course Telegram is an Opensource software and it can be said that this app is also better than WhatsApp.
According to Telegram, the data on those servers will not be released except in several court orders. They say they have not released any data to date. So telegram is a good option.
But if you want to increase the security signal app while using it, use the Secret Chat option. It uses an encryption called MTProto. Of course, this is not opensource, so Security Experts cannot verify 100%.
So what do you do now?
Frankly, the fact that a messaging app has been transferred does not prevent third parties from knowing about you in the cyber world.
Also, people in a country like Sri Lanka who have given “I Agree” to any agreement in an app that does not give much space to the cyber security side for people who use them frequently like cracked apps, have changed a messaging app in a country like Sri Lanka which publishes everything in places like FB. One hundred percent does not protect.
But if you think about your privacy, my conclusion is to use the app called Signal. But one thing you need to keep in mind is that I am saying goodbye today in the hope of getting another article as soon as I say that I collect data beyond a messaging app and think and work in the right way to protect myself from it.