A Primer On New End-To-End Encryption Technology

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With so many news stories revolving around hacks targeting corporations and political parties, the topic of cyber security has entered the mainstream like never before. While everybody is talking about these realistic threats, there is much less chatter about actual solution to safeguard communications! 

It doesn’t matter whether you work for a small or large business, a political party, or even if you’re just an ordinary person who values their privacy. Understanding how modern end-to-end encryption really works, and what kind of products can actually keep you safe, is essential in the year 2019 so you can keep all your communications secure. 

Keep reading to learn more about how you can enjoy total functionality while keeping sensitive information private. 

Advanced Encryption Protocols 

One of the leaders in the encryption industry developed their own advanced custom messaging protocol known as CAMP, or ChatMail’s Advanced Messaging and Parsing Protocol. Modelled on the world’s leading cryptography, CAMP encompasses PGP encrypted messaging and also Elliptical Curve Cryptography. 

The ever important Key Exchange utilizes the Double Ratchet Algorithm, which combines the cryptographic ratchet based on the Diffie-Hellman key exchange and a ratchet based on the key derivative function. Essentially, it’s specifically designed so that you don’t need to be an expert in security technology to get the benefit of world-class protection. 

Ease of Use 

Even just a few short years ago, encrypted devices offered total security but very limited functionality. Using them was also time consuming and inconvenient. This is no longer the case. 

Any non-tech expert can now get all the features they expect of an ordinary smartphone but with the degree of protection found on end-to-end encrypted devices. Anyone can confidently send and receive chat messages, group messages, anonymous group chats, voice messaging, and image messaging. 

Secondary Security 

Beyond the encryption protocols, there are also many other features on these phones which help protect users. For example, a self-destruct function can be set so that any message disappears after a certain number of days or months—such messages also can’t be forwarded, saved, or favourite. It can apply to photos and notes, too. 

Many of these phones only use servers as a relay, so the only way to access phone content such as contacts, notes, emails or encrypted messages would be through the physical phone itself. Of course, there are features designed to make this impossible. 

The only way to access the phone is with a private key created using random generated entropy for the strongest key pair possible. The private key always stays with the device. Also, a tamper-proofing feature can destroy sensitive information stored on the phone it if detects that a stranger is trying to gain access by entering a wrong password too many times. 

Hopefully, the media makes people as aware of the solutions to cyber security risks in 2019 as they are of all the hacks and security breaches. Knowing there’s a problem isn’t enough: take security seriously and get end-to-end encryption.

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