In one of our previous posts we asked a question: which messenger does a user need? Now after having studied all the offered options it is time to formulate all the major requirements in a more precise way.
If we evaluate advertising strategies, then a shy Viber is a complete opposite to Telegram: it is a messenger that is often referred to as Belarusian. This version was supported on the top level: in January 2017 the Belarusian President stated that the application is an offspring of Belarusian developers. He is partly right, since […]
One of the household names in the industry of messengers has been gained by Telegram – an encrypted service originating from Russia. Its fame was predestined: in the beginning the founder of the project had to flee from Russia where according to his assumptions he used to be put under pressure. Then Telegram became an […]
Let’s see how information stored on user’s device looks like, created when being used by an encrypted communication system. As an example we’ll take the industry leader – WhatsApp: it is most highly praised, it’s most often mentioned as an example of a successful product, it is regarded as quite secure by a majority of […]
Multiple success and failure stories, research data and user preferences analyses lead us to the following conclusions about what a messenger should be like: convenient; fast; reliable; functional; All the top leaders to a greater or lesser extent meet these requirements: Excluing some national projects and the social network Snapchat from this list we come […]
Let’s answer the question asked at the end of the first post of this series: no, we do not want to transfer our personal data to the third party, whoever this third party might be. Let’s have a look at what instant messaging services can be trustworthy in this case.
This post is opening a series of publications about messengers’ security – both imaginary and real. Let’s try to find out how protected our personal data is in both cases all the way from simple things to more complex ones.