This story incorrectly stated the encryption protocol Wickr uses for the security key exchange. It uses ECDH-512.
Wickr's flavor of secure text messaging, protected in part by the encryption technique called Perfect Forward Secrecy, lands on Android in a new beta.
Like a Snapchat-for-adults, Wickr 2.0 throws some fun usability features and a new interface over its unusually high encryption and deletion standards.
Wickr 2.0's new interface is easier on the eyes but still fronts that same high level of encryption and security that the app is known for. Take a tour of what's new in this gallery.
Free app encrypts text, voice, and video messages and leaves no trace on servers or even the device.
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The good ol' days of chummy games of "Spot the Fed" at Defcon are finished as hackers and security entrepreneurs plan next steps in the wake of government spying revelations.
Security bloggers are piling on with the criticism of WhatsApp, saying there are serious problems with how data is protected from prying eyes in the popular mobile IM software.