G DATA Launches Security Messaging App for Android that encrypts all file exchanges
G DATA, an IT security solutions provider based out of Germany, today announced that it would be releasing its own multiple-encrypted SMS client and chat communication application that hopes to bring the highest level of security to your private messages with its app, SECURE CHAT.
According to G DATA, the app will be initially available for Android and is designed to your messages private from any outsiders who might try to gain access to them using end-to-end encryption. It protects privacy of the users against data leeches and cyber eavesdropping. It can also be used to share files safely through the use of the Axolotl protocol.
SECURE CHAT helps secure all file exchanges, including photos, videos and other media. The Axolotl protocol that is included in the app features an elliptic curve cryptography process, which is regarded to be almost not possible to hack, and allows end-to-end encryption for both individual and group chats. G DATA SECURE CHAT is available now for free in the Google Play store.
Moreover, the application allows the users to retain the rights to their texts and images and need not fear that third parties might exploit or re-use them. Thanks to the self-destruct timer in SECURE CHAT, the sender can specify when images or messages are deleted – even on the recipient’s device. This is useful if you do not want a certain text or image to stick around for too long and end up on some form of social media.
The users can also use the chat program to back up their local chat history on an SD card, as well as to encode the local chat history using a password.
The company said that the Android users of G DATA Internet Security can take benefit of the premium features like filter for incoming and outgoing messages and SMS, phishing filter for URLs in chat messages, and the option to hide SMS messages from specific contacts,
“In today’s world, the privacy of the individual as well as businesses is in constant peril with the growing ability of hackers to tap into and steal data,” said Andy Hayter, security evangelist, G DATA. “We created the SECURE CHAT app with the strongest encryption protocol possible, to offer users the ability to easily communicate with each other without having to worry about the security of their conversations and data.”
To setup the G DATA SECURE CHAT, you will be asked to verify your number, as this will be used to identify you, so that other Secure Chat users can message you, in the event you happen to install the application on another device. It will first send an SMS to your number but if it is not able to verify correctly, you have the option to verify over a voice call. This is all that it takes to create your account and you are now ready to safely message people.