One of the biggest encrypted chat apps in the world just showed how a device used to decrypt messages can be hacked and tampered with.
The news shows what police may do when confronted with robust, end-to-end encryption: turn to hacking the phone itself.
"Calls Chat" is essentially Signal with a different coat of paint.
The popular encrypted app is now going to store your contacts in the cloud. Experts are worried this compromises users’ privacy.
Trump’s cronies are dismantling the organization that helped give birth to open source tools like Signal and Tor. For activists around the world, the results could be disastrous.
The repeating burst is coming to us in an unexplained 157-day cycle, astronomers discovered, and its active phase should be starting now.
Google’s Project Zero recently reported the issue, which the Signal maintainers have now fixed.
'SIGNAL' is an interesting, if flawed, multiplayer game that tries to simulate decision-making in the high stakes scenario of nuclear war for research purposes.
From SIM-jacking, to SS7, to dodgy telco data selling, for some people an iPod may be a better security decision than using a normal phone.