Pryvate™ Encrypted Instant Message (IM)

Pryvate™ Encrypted Instant Message (IM)

IM Encryption

The number of hackers and government agencies that may be monitoring your online conversations, including your instant messages, has never been higher. And if anybody wanted to, they would not find it too difficult: if you’re using an open wireless connection, there are many free software packages that can intercept unencrypted instant messages (IM). Even password-protected wireless networks leave you vulnerable to monitoring by your broadband or software providers. It is therefore essential that you consider your online security when it comes to IM – whether you use it for personal or business purposes.

Pryvate™ Encrypted Instant Message (IM)
Off-The-Record (OTR) messaging is a cryptographic protocol designed to provide encryption for IM conversations. It ensures that messages do not have digital signatures and therefore cannot be monitored.

Secure IM Encryption from Pryvate™ s

  • Auto encrypted single/unique single session
  • 3G and 4G, EDGE, GPRS, LTE, UMTS, HSPA, W-CDMA and Wi-Fi
  • Peer to Peer – with no servers in the middle
  • No records of any messages or conversations are stored
  • AES symmetric-key, Diffie-Hellman and SHA-1 hash algorithms
  • User sessions are automatically deleted after a session is terminated

The application operates in standard unencrypted mode for normal conversations. If a secure conversation is required, the user activates secure mode, which initiates an authentication phase. This allows the user to verify the identity of the other party through a pre-arranged password, question and answer combination or fingerprint. Once authenticated, the application generates short-lived, session-based encryption keys – providing secure communications and perfect forward security. This ensures that the discovery of a past key does not compromise the security of future sessions. During secure IM conversations, digital signatures are removed and logging is disabled to ensure deniability.

Notification of Screenshots
An innovative security feature of Pryvate’s service detects when a screenshot is taken from within the Pryvate App. When this happens, the App automatically notifies the sender that the recipient is making a record of confidential information.

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