bits.blogs.nytimes.com – Photo Credit Stan Honda/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Facebook’s WhatsApp, the popular messaging app, is getting a security upgrade. WhatsApp messages on Android phones are now encrypted all the way through the transmission process and on their own servers using respected, open-source encryption techniques developed by Open Whisper Systems. iOS and other platforms are soon to follow. The partnership is a coup for Open Whisper Systems, which is an offshoot of Whisper Systems, a company that developed secure text-messaging and encrypted calling apps like TextSecure, RedPhone, Signal and Flock.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s