The desktop variant for Telegram secure messaging app fails to protect chat content locally, offering access to plain text conversations and media that otherwise travel encrypted..
A mistake in the process used by the Signal Desktop application to encrypt locally stored messages leaves them wide open to an attacker.
The desktop version for the encrypted communications app Signal does not provide protection for the data it handles during the update procedure, saving it locally as unencrypted plain text.
After Facebook revealed that users' data was collected without their consent and used for political campaigns, more and more people across the world started looking for a secure medium to communicate. Today, Criptext, an independent company, announced a new email app which is hyper-secure and cares about your privacy.
A flaw in a very popular software-building framework may affect a large number of popular desktop apps from Microsoft (Skype, Visual Studio Code), Brave (browser), GitHub (Atom Editor), Signal, Slack, Basecamp, WordPress.com, Twitch, Ghost, and others.
In a move that surprised many, Microsoft and Open Whisper Systems announced today they are partnering to bring support for end-to-end (E2E) encrypted conversations to Skype.
Open Whisper Systems, the company behind the Signal IM service, has finally launched standalone desktop applications for Windows, macOS, and Linux.
Germany and France feel the makers of encrypted messaging apps like Telegram and Signal should help fight Islamic State terrorists, and they're pushing for Europe-wide rules to make that happen.