Is the "confide" secure messenger really any good ?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Howard Schornstein, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. I don't like the NSA snooping on me, even though I don't have
    anything to hide. It just feels wrong, constitutionally.

    Looking up how I can protect my messages, I found something called
    "Confide" for iOS.
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/confide/id779883419?mt=8

    And looking at the advertising, it seems to be 'secure':
    https://getconfide.com/

    But, you never know what the weak links are (e.g., maybe they keep
    a full record of all your communications back at the farm?).

    Looking for reviews, I hesitate to trust something called "PC
    Magazine", but they have a review, which pretty much says it's
    limited, but it works:
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2429984,00.asp

    Do you have experience or suggestions for a more secure app?
     
    Howard Schornstein, Dec 19, 2014
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    Guest Guest

    that's because it is wrong, constitutionally.
    the built in messaging app has end to end encryption, as do a number of
    other messaging apps.

    here's a rundown, although confide is not listed:
    <https://www.eff.org/secure-messaging-scorecard>
     
    Guest, Dec 19, 2014
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    Aldo Raine Guest

    PCMag is a long-standing, credible, top tier publication and their
    recommendations are generally on-point...
     
    Aldo Raine, Dec 19, 2014
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    Rod Speed Guest

    Or whether its actually been produced by the NSA either.
     
    Rod Speed, Dec 19, 2014
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    Alan Browne Guest

    No way to tell. We tend to 'trust' companies that are promoting
    security and privacy. OTOH, there are hundreds doing so and no
    certification that all (or which) are actually doing it.

    It looks like a nicely conceived app from what I see there, but it's not
    something I feel a need for.

    Apple Message is already very strongly encrypted so there is nothing
    this app will do that is not already being done against anyone in the
    middle unless it's an SMS.

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    Alan Browne, Dec 20, 2014
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    Lewis Guest

    If you want secure text messaging, look at the eff page on the subject
    (hint: iMessage is one of the most secure).

    Noting wrong with pc Magazine, but I wouldn't rely on them for security
    advice.
    I'm happy with teh security of iMessages.
     
    Lewis, Dec 22, 2014
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    Michael Eyd Guest

    Am 19.12.2014 um 14:42 schrieb Howard Schornstein:
    Threema.

    Best regards,

    Michael
     
    Michael Eyd, Dec 22, 2014
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