All the concepts and features that determine the reliability of messaging apps based on a serverless concept might sound complicated and hard to keep track of. Beyond the technical jargon, we need is to ask ourselves: Do we strive for security using these decentralized messengers?
An undeniable truth is that the world is becoming more and more advanced due to technology.
However, STOP ME IF it comes to security and privacy, you won’t be choosing safety over speed or minor progress. Hmm… Still hesitating to agree? OK then, let’s dig in and explore the risks of NOT using serverless messengers.
Ready, set, go!
1. Firstly, your messages can be hacked
When you send a message to your family or friend, it is copied and saved in a centralized database, and then transferred to the recipient. Later, the database owned by that platform is typically used for targeted advertising. However this “storehome of messages” become main targets for hackers and your private communication history suddenly becomes public. Didn’t expect this? Well, then s u r p r i s e … : ))
2. Your private information, such as credit card details can be stolen and used
Here is another scenario: You sent your credit card information to your family member or a friend but later it turns out that a 3rd party possesses this personal information and it’s not safeguarded. Despite the fact, that credit card industry is advancing its monitoring and security system and trying to catch fraud before it happens, it’s also vital if you take certain actions to bolster the process. This is because messages are stored in both your and the recipient’s accounts, making your credit card information vulnerable to hackers.
You might think that I’m exaggerating and it’s not easy for hackers to access text messages. OK, of course not everyone can hack your communication history but as long as a text containing credit card information sits in an inbox or sent folder, it’s being revealed. For instance, if your gadget or the phone of the recipient you sent the message to is stolen, the thief will access both the information and the phone. Now sounds real, isn’t it? Let’s move on!
3. Don’t freak out, but governments records and stores every phone call we have
Imagine you killed someone and make a phone call to discuss with your friend where to hide the body… ohh just kidding! Or…do I? Nevermind, forget about it! :))
Don’t get me wrong but if you need to transfer super private info via phone call or a message you definitely don’t want other parties to have access to that.
4. Big data collection is everywhere and it’s almost impossible to escape
Usually, this collection process happens when we even don’t realize it’s happening and the personal space we have is no longer physical as it seems to. Instead, it’s a global network of data and it’s vital for us not to leave traces on the internet and leave peace in mind.
Personal data is something that everyone prefers to keep secret, and at the same time, many people are for the lookout for it. Governments want it for security reasons, companies strive to possess it for targeted advertising, cybercriminals aim to get it for financial gains. Nevertheless, your personal data can be monetized one way or another, by any of the above-mentioned entities.
So, how to choose a secure communication platform?
Today dozens of kinds of messengers claim they protect users’ privacy by using complex end-to-end encryption algorithms. However, some still collect your data which includes information about your calls, contact list, device, phone number and much more. And in real life, these protected messengers can still be hacked by cybercriminals. Thus, while trying to choose the most secure messaging app for your daily usage keep in mind;
In a decentralized environment, messaging is conducted on a peer-to-peer basis.
This means that from the user’s perspective, they can be sure no one else has access to your messages. Due to a serverless concept, there is nowhere to collect, store and distribute messages. Thus, there is no opportunity for the “platform owner” to speak of and to eavesdrop on the users. Moreover, there is no a “messages storehome” to be targeted by hackers, advertisers, government ensuring the security of users’ information like never before.
Thus start looking for messaging apps based on serverless concept.
An example of a greatest privacy-advocate messenger is Zangi, which
- Works on a decentralized model: There are no central servers that can be attacked, shut down, or forced to turn over data. Thus, it’s not possible for others to access users’ personal data, because nothing is stored in the cloud.
- Doesn’t use big data: No traces are left on the internet.
- Fully encrypted: The app uses an encryption proprietary handshaking mechanism and dynamic channel encryption. With such encryption, all chat: one-on-one chats, group chats, audio, and video calls cannot possibly reach or be accessed by third parties or even by Zangi. They can only be decrypted by the recipient’s device.
In addition to security, this private messaging app also other competitive advantages over other popular communication platforms:
Consumes several times less mobile data: Providing possibility to make 7 minutes calls with 1MB of bandwidth it beats messengers, such as WhatsApp, Viber or Telegram.
Always provides uninterrupted calls due to its revolutionary streaming control protocol (SCP): No matter if the connection is 2G or wifi is too crowded, this decentralized messaging guarantees that calls will be uninterrupted.
Works Everywhere: A large number of messengers and social media are getting banned in different countries. Zangi isn’t blocked anywhere and users can make calls from any part of the world
- No Annoying Ads: Remember the last time your phone device displayed a full-screen popup advertisement with no warning and persuaded you to buy something? Well, I’m sure it wasn’t that long ago. Although ads are everywhere, even between messages in your messenger, Zangi offers texting and calling services with neither distracting advertisements nor annoying stories feature.
Free Stickers: All stickers, emojis, and GIFs are free to download and use. The list is getting updated frequently to make your conversation more fun.
These are all the messenger features we need to communicate freely with our family, friends or coworkers. Be proactive about protecting your digital privacy next time you send a message, share a file or call to someone.