Are your text messages private and secure? Or are they vulnerable to prying eyes?
Given the reports lately, it's safe to assume that most messaging apps are vulnerable to privacy infringement
The National Security Agency has collected almost 200 million text messages a day from across the globe, using them to extract data including location, contact networks and credit card details, according to top-secret documents.
The untargeted collection and storage of SMS messages – including their contacts – is revealed in a joint investigation between the Guardian and the UK’s Channel 4 News based on material provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
The acquiring of such information could be assisted by many carelessly designed messaging apps
In late April, security researchers discovered that the popular mobile messaging app, Viber, sent video and images without encrypting them (the equivalent of scrambling the message so only the intended receiver can descramble and thus read) first.
Then there’s WhatsApp, the messaging platform recently acquired by Facebook for $16 billion that allowed its chat histories to be stored in other apps on an Android phone—an easily exploitable security hole for hackers.
This is where Zipit Chat comes in, a new mobile messaging app that's built on AES256 encryption
The app comes with impressive privacy features between users for their chats, messages, email and phone book information
With Zipit Chat, you can now send and receive SMSs, chats and emails with absolute privacy! Built upon military-grade AES 256 encryption technology, all your communications are now protected with the highest level of security!
If that's not enough, Zipit Chat's additional security features like the "self-destruct" timer function allows you to delete messages accordingly for that added layer of confidentiality.
Every chat would be encrypted which means only you and your friend would be able to read the messages using a special decryption key
All your one-to-one chat will be encrypted. Now only you and the intended recipient will be able to read the messages using a unique decryption key! In group chat, a mutual unique key is shared amongst the group chat members – making it more secured than ever!zipitchat.com.my
In addition to that, your outgoing emails, notes and voice over IP (VoIP) would also be encrypted
Keep all your outgoing emails confidential! All your Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and/or any IMAP or POP3 emails can now be encrypted and sent to other unsecured email addresses.
Zipit Chat also features Secure Notes where users can keep their sensitive data safely in their phones. Keep your entire private and confidential files encrypted and out of prying eyes!
One of the coolest features of the app is its ability to mask your ID - you could initiate conversations in private mode and have messages 'self-destruct' in a certain time frame.
Basically, you're like a ninja.
To prove just how secure the AES256 encryption is, a contest was ran to get people to decrypt three messages from encrypted texts
No one was able to crack it, as expected.
So, if you're looking for an app that safely secures your information and safeguards your privacy, Zipit Chat might just be the app for you!
Download Zipit Chat now available on Google Playstore. The service is free until 30 November 2015, better be quick!