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Can secure text messaging like Tigertext be read by the NSA?


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#1 hipityglop

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 01:14 PM

Can secure text messaging apps like Tigertext be read by the government or anyone else?

What about standard SMS text messages?

Is there any form of electronics communication that the government or NSA can’t read or capture?



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 02:13 PM

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 12:40 PM

Technically with Tigertext, the information packages could be intercepted, but Tigertext does a couple of things to protect the messages. First, the messages are encrypted and they are sent through Tigertext servers, and the messages auto delete after a period of time - which makes Tigertext very secure which is why it is also HIPAA and SOX compliant.

 

SMS on the other hand is not encrypted, it is run from 'public' servers with copies of the message stored in many locations and is completly unsecure.

 

I am sure the NSA working to get the technology to read everything, but encryption and deleteing messages make it much harder if not impossible to read messaging like Tigertext.


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 11:11 PM

 

Can secure text messaging apps like Tigertext be read by the government or anyone else?

What about standard SMS text messages?

Is there any form of electronics communication that the government or NSA can’t read or capture?

 

 

I would recommend trying TOR mail on a VPN. Tor already is very secure, but coupled with a VPN you would be literally virtually anonymous.


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