Whether you’re running drugs, conducting an operation on behalf of the United States or just want to keep your information private and secure, it’s important to know what service to use.
In today’s world, there are a number of messaging services and there is no doubt that some are better than others for ease of use or for their various features. But it is important to know what information can be seen by others. Below is a chart that shows what some of the common messaging services offer in the way of security. This audit is continually updated and conducted by eff.org.
|Encrypted in transit?||Encrypted so the provider can’t read it?||Can you verify contacts’ identities?||Are past comms secure if your keys are stolen?||Is the code open to independent review?||Is security design properly documented?||Has there been any recent code audit?|
At the end of the day, you should always use proper OPSEC when using any device. But it’s good to know what apps are more secure than others.