- Tram Ho
Hieu PC is a name that is too familiar to the Vietnamese online community. He used to be a notorious hacker, after serving his prison term in the US, he returned to Vietnam and was given the opportunity to contribute to society when he was admitted to the National Cyber Security Monitoring Center (NCSC) under the NCSC. Department of Information Security, Ministry of Information and Communications. Hieu PC always wishes to contribute to the country and support the online community with safe security methods.
Recently on his personal Facebook page, Hieu PC gave a reason for everyone to give up today’s leading messaging platform – Messenger. This has made many people worried when this messaging platform is extremely popular in Vietnam.
Accordingly, the reason given by Hieu PC is because Facebook does not encrypt messages on Messenger. Currently, Facebook is also delaying the release of an important update, adding data encryption for Messenger. However, Facebook delayed without good reason.
Hieu PC gave specific examples, when in 2018, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself admitted that the company could recognize messages with sensitive content and block users from sending similar messages. This raises big questions about security and privacy on Facebook’s platforms. Besides, Hieu PC also pointed out the problem of bad people easily reaching us through the Messenger platform because of the free connection, no need to save phone numbers or make friends in advance.
In addition, Hieu PC also advises people to gradually switch to applications such as Whatsapp, Telegram, Viber, Signal. These are end-to-end encrypted messaging apps. Therefore, only the people in the conversation will know the content of the message.
The text of Hieu PC’s post received a lot of attention from the online community
He analyzed: “Meanwhile, the messaging app WhatsApp – also owned by Facebook – has end-to-end encryption. Therefore, apart from the people in the conversation, no one, including Facebook, has access to it. can know the content of the message.
In addition, one of the biggest problems is the situation of bad people reaching children through Messenger. Currently, Messenger allows people to message each other without having to save phone numbers or make friends in advance. In WhatsApp, only people who have each other’s phone numbers saved can message.
Encrypting Messenger is almost a non-existent move, and the only thing Facebook is doing is trying to control malicious content.”
The information shared by Hieu PC has made many people extremely worried. However, giving up a familiar messaging app to switch to another is hard to change. Especially applications like Viber, Signal, or Telegram are not really popular in Vietnam and on the contrary, Messenger has become extremely familiar, used by millions of people.
Source : Genk