1. Cobra-Commander's Avatar
    It seems Whatsapp finally made their chat platform with end to end encryption while BBM at best scrambles data during compression.

    So the only reason to use BBM has vanished with competition gaining ground in security. There is also talk now that the big tech companies are creating a standard for end to end encryption for their web email services since all email services will use the same format to secure their backend.
    04-05-16 12:07 PM
  2. martinjdub's Avatar
    Cobra Commander,

    WhatsApp uses encryption but operates using insecure channels in which the keys are stored centrally, masking key software weaknesses. Storm Shadow agree's...whatsapp is not true end to end a he defines it but they made progress over the last year or so.

    #iiChooseBBM
    04-05-16 01:29 PM
  3. martinjdub's Avatar
    PS : and knowing is half the battle.




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    04-05-16 01:32 PM
  4. app_Developer's Avatar
    Cobra Commander,

    WhatsApp uses encryption but operates using insecure channels in which the keys are stored centrally, masking key software weaknesses. Storm Shadow agree's...whatsapp is not true end to end a he defines it but they made progress over the last year or so.

    #iiChooseBBM
    Really? TextSecure app didn't store keys centrally. Why would WhatsApp change that?

    Where did you read that they store keys centrally?
    04-05-16 02:07 PM
  5. g33kphr33k's Avatar
    Last nail in BBMs coffin with WhatsApp going end to end encrypted though. Without Video what's the point (spare me the pin saga as if someone has your number you get the text!) in using BBM now unless it's for shared calendar?
    04-05-16 02:26 PM
  6. shabbs's Avatar
    Cobra Commander,

    WhatsApp uses encryption but operates using insecure channels in which the keys are stored centrally, masking key software weaknesses. Storm Shadow agree's...whatsapp is not true end to end a he defines it but they made progress over the last year or so.

    #iiChooseBBM
    I thought the keys changed for every message and were never persisted anywhere. They only lived in memory and were then discarded?

    https://whispersystems.org/blog/whatsapp-complete/
    04-05-16 04:34 PM
  7. akavbb's Avatar
    And how do they exchange the keys between devices?


    Nothing like my SE.
    04-05-16 10:42 PM
  8. shabbs's Avatar
    And how do they exchange the keys between devices?
    Good question. I'm still reading about it, this may shed some light on how it's done...

    https://whispersystems.org/blog/asynchronous-security/

    There's also a white paper with the nitty gritty: https://www.whatsapp.com/security/Wh...Whitepaper.pdf

    More on TextSecure here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TextSecure
    app_Developer likes this.
    04-06-16 07:31 AM
  9. ZF_23's Avatar
    Hahaha

    Like a promo.
    Last edited by ZF_23; 04-06-16 at 07:57 AM.
    04-06-16 07:33 AM

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