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How to Send Disappearing Messages in Signal

Don’t want your messages sent through Signal to remain on someone’s phone? You can use the Disappearing Messages feature to automatically delete all messages in…

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How to Encrypt Local Backups of an iPhone or iPad on Windows

Most people back up their iPhones or iPads to iCloud, but it’s not completely private: Apple always holds the key so it can help if…

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How to Protect Telegram Messages With a Passcode

Telegram is great for messaging individuals and large groups. You can add an extra layer of security to Telegram using a passcode, fingerprint, or Face…

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A glimpse at the messy future of Signal, the popular encrypted messaging app

In the wake of the Great Parler Ban of 2021, the popular encrypted messaging app Signal managed to double its users from 20 million to…

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PSA: Telegram Chats Aren’t End-to-End Encrypted by Default

Telegram and Signal are widely popular privacy-focused messaging apps. However, the two apps have some big differences: While all messages sent via Signal are always…

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The 5 Best Alternatives to WhatsApp

WhatsApp has become ubiquitous with mobile messaging, but it’s not for everyone. If you’re suffering from WhatsApp fatigue or you don’t like the privacy issues…

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What Is Signal, and Why Is Everyone Using It?

Signal is a secure encrypted messaging app. Think of it as a more private alternative to WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Skype, iMessage, and SMS. Here’s why…

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How to Use OpenPGP Encryption for Emails in Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird recently integrated OpenPGP right into the main application. No add-ons are needed for email privacy. OpenPGP’s world-class encryption is easy to set up…

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How Do SSL Certificates Secure the Web?

SSL certificates are issued to protect important traffic between websites and users, so that attackers can’t intercept sensitive data. Let’s take a look at how SSL…

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Signal Rolls Out Encrypted Group Video Calls

Signal, the encrypted messaging app beloved by tech privacy enthusiasts around the world (including Edward Snowden), is taking on the world of group video calls….

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Zoom Finally Has End-to-End Encryption. Here’s How to Use It

You can lock down your meetings like never before—even if you have to give up a few features to do so. Source: https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-enable-zoom-encryption/ Proactive Computing…

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What Is a PEM File and How Do You Use It?

PEM is a container file format often used to store cryptographic keys. It’s used for many different things, as it simply defines the structure and…

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How to Move Microsoft Authenticator to a New Phone

Using an authenticator app for two-factor authentication (2FA) is more secure than SMS messages, but what if you switch phones? Here’s how to move your…

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Hong Kong downloads of Signal surge as residents fear crackdown

Enlarge (credit: d3sign / Getty) The secure chat app Signal has become the most downloaded app in Hong Kong on both Apple’s and Google’s app…

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Graham, Cotton introduce yet another attempt to torpedo encryption

Enlarge / This dog was part of widespread protests against the FBI’s attempts to penetrate iPhone encryption. (credit: Dünzlullstein bild / Getty Images) On Tuesday,…

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How to Host Your Own VPN with Algo and Cloud Hosting

Companies all over the world sell VPN services to secure your online activity, but can you really trust a VPN provider? If you want, you…

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Can Law Enforcement Really Recover Files You’ve Deleted?

When you delete a file from your computer’s hard drive, it’s never really gone. With enough effort and technical skill, it’s often possible to recover…

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Zoom now promises end-to-end encryption is coming for all

After announcing that it would not offer end-to-end encryption (E2EE) to free users, Zoom backpedaled and said that everyone using the conferencing software would be…

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Signal’s Proving Why It’s The Protestor’s App Of Choice

To put it bluntly, there are plenty of folks with good reason to be scared right now. As more and more of us continue to…

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How to Request a LetsEncrypt Certificate Using Acme

LetsEncrypt changed the SSL certificate world when its offer of free, short-lived, SSL certificates allowed a vast amount of individuals and companies to secure their…

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Google is working on end-to-end encryption for RCS texts in Messages

RCS is supposed to be the spiritual successor to classic SMS and MMS texting, but the lack of built-in encryption puts a damper on that…

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