Which messaging app is the world’s top security, minimizing the risk of hackers exposing a series of sensitive messages?

Tram Ho

In the past few days, “netizens” have not all been stirred up about a famous player being “hacked” on Facebook and exposed sensitive chats. So, the question is which messaging app is considered to be the top security right now? Here are some names you may want to consider.

WhatsApp

WhatsApp is one of the most popular encrypted chat applications on the market today. Therefore, this is a good option if you want to switch to a safer chat platform but still have many friends are using it.

It is also considered a comprehensive chat tool with lots of features and end-to-end encryption. Facebook has also “copied” quite a few features from this application and put it on Facebook Messenger. This is also one of the weaknesses when Facebook now owns WhatsApp, and they can collect information from you, such as location, for advertising purposes. However, Facebook will not be able to read your messages.

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Advantages:

– Is a very popular chat application and is often used for business purposes

– Encryption not only with chats but also with calls

– Free (including domestic and international calls)

– Group chat

– There is web version support

– Sharing location

Defect:

– Owned by Facebook.

Price: Free

Download: iOS and Android

Telegram

WhatsApp may be a bit strange to many people, but Telegram must already be familiar, especially for business purposes. However, Telegram’s end-to-end encryption feature is not enabled by default for all chats. Although the chat thread is still encrypted (but not terminal encryption), if you just chat normally, it will not guarantee the safest possible.

If you want to increase the security, you start the chat and need to select “Secret Chat” to be sure to enable end-to-end encryption.

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Advantages:

– Hide messages

– Free

– Group chat

– Send the file

– Good support for developers and can create chatbots for private purposes

Defect:

– Do not turn on terminal encryption by default

Price: Free

Download: iOS and Android

Viber

Viber is an encrypted and cross-platform chat application. Of course, Viber also supports end-to-end encryption on all supported platforms such as Mac, PC, iOS and Android. The application also uses a color coding system to let users see the encryption level of the chat.

The gray chat will indicate that the chat is encrypted. If the chat is green, it is encrypted with a trusted contact. And the red chat means that it’s having problems with the authentication key. You can also choose to push any particular chat off your screen and access them later.

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Advantages:

– Multi-platform support

– Call support

– Display the confidentiality of the chat by color

Defect:

– Cannot save chat history when changing a new device

Price: Free

Download: iOS and Android

Signal

Signal is a very reputable option with the ability to encrypt the terminal without any ads or fees. However, the app also has some small restrictions such as small file size limit and can not change the phone number of the account. But basically this is still a great chat application.

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Advantages:

– Encryption even for calls

– Free and without ads (users can donate more for Signal)

– Group chat

– Open platform (open source)

Defect:

– Small file size limit compared to most other applications

– No group calls or video calls

– Cannot change the phone number associated with the account

Price: Free

Download: iOS and Android

Threema

If you want to really chat anonymously, this is the best option. After registering, you will receive a unique Threema ID instead of having to provide a phone number or email address to join.

However, unlike the above applications, to use Threema, you will have to spend an initial amount of $ 4.99. However, when compared with the level of anonymity that this application brings, this price is “worth” it.

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Advantages:

– No need to provide phone number or email address

– Can send any type of file

– Support group chat

– Encryption even for calls

Defect:

– No free

– Call function is only available with iOS 9 and above

– There is currently no video call feature (still in beta)

– Not open source

Price: $ 4.99

Download: iOS and Android

Dust

The highlight of Dust is the ability to retrieve and delete messages automatically. Users can delete messages on both the send and receive sides and the chat history will be automatically deleted after 24 hours.

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Advantages:

– Can retrieve messages at any time

– Chat history will be deleted after 24 hours

– Free

Defect:

– Lacking many features compared to other chat apps

– Would not be a good choice if you want to archive the message

Price: Free

Download: iOS and Android

In addition, you probably know, Facebook Messenger also allows you to chat privately. The messages will be encrypted by device, and only the right account, the right device, the recipient can see the message. Messages will be automatically deleted after a certain period of time (set by the user).

Or, to say no more, iMessage and FaceTime itself also support end-to-end encryption, but these apps will be limited to Apple devices together. Upcoming, iOS 14 will also bring many attractive features to iMessage.

Above are the best encryption applications today that you can consider to use, avoid unfortunate cases when compromised and reveal sensitive personal chat.

 

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