Have you wondered just how secure your text messages are these days? Hint: they’re not. Dave Farrington has details:
One messaging app I found intriguing is Confide. It has Mac, iPhone, and iPad versions (as well as other platforms). It’s free. Messages are encrypted end-to-end. Big whoop, right? Except that Confide messages disappear once they are read. You can’t even take a screenshot on the iPhone. It handles text messages, photos and documents, and even voice messages.
Not bad for free. But does it work?
Still, the conclusion I’ve come to is that nothing is fully secure, including voice conversations, let alone all the supposedly secure ways we have to text one another. My own insecurities are matched by the insecurities of the devices and methods I hope would be secure.
In the end, everything is convenient except security and privacy.