It is fantastic news that more and more messaging platforms are coming to realise that encryption is a must have feature, however there are real concerns that retrospectively incorporating encrypted services will create loopholes that could be exploited.
Businesses and consumers are now starting to understand the real risk of a potential data breach that exists when they use their smartphones to communicate on a daily basis. More than ever, communication services across email, voice calls, conference calls, video calls and instant messenger need to be protected from cybercriminals, intruders, corporate espionage and hackers.
However, the rush of messaging platforms wanting to retrospectively include encryption technology within their apps is potentially providing a ‘false sense of security’. The reality today is that many of these platforms roll out a form of encryption that is more secure than not having any, but does not equate to the higher levels of protection that are available or offer a truly secure solution.
True end-to-end encryption solutions built from the ground up and offering top-of-the-line RSA 4096-bit encryption, like the Pryvate application, allow all business and personal communications to remain totally private and free from hacking.
The key difference between Pryvate and other encryption tools on the market is that we set out with the intention of developing a suite of totally secure communication services from the get-go. Other products have bolted on security as an afterthought. Pryvate has been built from the ground up as a specialist communication application with encryption at its core.
Critically, Pryvate holds no access to encryption keys and no records of any communications between users. All encryption keys are generated within the user’s app on their device and are automatically thrown away once used, with another 4096-bit key generated for each communication session – nothing is seen or held.
This is in stark contrast to other providers, who freely admit that they do have access to keys and a form of temporary storage and relay system where messages and keys are stored until they can be sent to the user. This is a real concern as it creates a possible gap in security or loophole that hackers could exploit. Comparatively, there are no servers in the middle of communications on Pryvate as it operates a device-to-device encryption approach.
If a user is not online then they’re not contactable and no key will be generated. Messages are stored on their phone until a contact comes online, and then a key is generated and sent. Using this system every key generated by conversations on Pryvate is unique, built on a strong sandbox environment and secured by real-time end-to-end encryption.
The app is also crucially available all over the world; anti-blocking technology enables communication despite tough firewalls and aggressive operators, in contrast to other messaging platforms which are banned by nation states. With Pryvate, the application offers truly seamless independent, network agnostic security, combined with high quality of service at a low cost.
To summarise, the key differences Pryvate offers in comparison to other messaging applications on the market are:
• Pryvate provisions live, fully encrypted video calls
• Pryvate offers fully encrypted voice and video conferencing capabilities
• Pryvate also offers the option of sending fully encrypted email communications
• Pryvate has an anti-blocking mechanism that tunnels through firewalls
• Pryvate offers a business corporate product
• Pryvate utilises industry leading RSA 4096-bit encryption keys
• Pryvate enables encrypted communications in locations where VoIP and IM are otherwise impossible
• Anti-blocking enables communication despite tough firewalls and aggressive operators
• Pryvate is a non US-based company that is free of governmental jurisdictions
Whilst we will always encourage other service providers to think encryption first, all communication through Pryvate is already totally secure and impervious to hacking – we have designed the application to exceed users expectations and help people feel secure in their personal mobile communications at home, at work and while travelling.
Available for a free 30-day trial, a full Pryvate subscription costs £4.68 / $5.99 per month or £46.88 / $54.99 a year, while a Pryvate Enterprise subscription costs £9.99 / $13.99 per month. The app is available now on Apple and Google Play stores