1.4.2. Texting securely

The latest communication trends avoid email altogether and rely on instant messengers like ‘WhatsApp’, ‘Telegram’, ‘Facebook Messenger’ or ‘Snapchat’. In a few seconds, you can send information or documents around the globe. Providers like WhatsApp may advertise their end-to-end encryption. However, none offer total security. Generally, it is dangerous to share confidential information using messengers. Some other text messaging applications offer a more secure end-to-end encryption, like ‘Signal’, ‘Telegram’ or ‘Wire’, which work for both iOS and Android.

More information about these applications can be found at: signal.org , telegram.org or wire.com