Privacy or Practicality? New Encryption Applications Let You Have Both
In a time of major data breaches and high profile hacks, most people are aware that online communications need to be protected. Standard email was not designed to be particularly secure, and with cyber crime on the rise and new strains of malware being created daily, information sent over email has never been more vulnerable to attack — which is why businesses that want to ensure that confidential information is protected by guaranteeing the end-to-end security of their communications have begun to seriously invest in PGP encryption.
PGP encryption is impossible to crack, and when properly implemented it offers the best communication security solution on the market today. At the same time, many PGP encryption tools can be cumbersome to use. In order to provide the best possible security, a PGP-encrypted smartphone needs to be stripped of its original functionality, and this security often comes at the cost of user experience. Navigating between contacts and messages on an encrypted phone isn’t always easy, and can mean trading practicality for privacy. Fortunately, the latest encryption software is improving the user experience through innovative new tools that make communicating via encrypted message more seamless than ever before.
New software from ChatMailis leading the way, with a host of features and tools that make communicating through encrypted emails as easy as sending a text. ChatMail— which you can read more about at Chatmailsecure.com — uses a custom proprietary algorithm to give PGP encrypted emails the appearance and functionality of a chat conversation, so users can have the convenience of chat with the full security power of encryption. The cryptography has been improved as well. Not only are private encryption keys created on the device itself, they never leave it — and users can generate new keys at the click of a button. Furthermore, every message is automatically deleted after 24 hours unless the user chooses to “favorite” it, in which case it can be read for 30 days.
In order to ensure security, PGP encrypted phones can only communicate with other PGP encrypted phones. But with ChatMail’s unique ChatMail Advanced Messaging and Parsing Protocol (CAMP), phones are able to distinguish between the proprietary ChatMail software and standard PGP encryption. This is a revolutionary feature, as no encryption provider has yet been able to offer multiple encryption levels within a single product. This multi-layer encryption allows CAMP to host of new functions, including picture and voice messaging, encrypted voice calling, and group messaging, while still being able to communicate through email with contacts using standard PGP encryption. The software allows users to immediately distinguish between internal contacts (also using the ChatMail software) and external contacts (using standard PGP encryption) through convenient colour-coding.
Experts predict that 2018 will only bring more cyber security threats, from ransomware in the cloud to the weaponization of AI and more (and larger) data breaches. Businesses that want to ensure the securest end-to-end communication possible should consider adopting encryption as an integral part of their information security strategy. And with the latest encryption options like those provided by ChatMail Secure, switching to encryption can be done without sacrificing ease-of-use.