End-to-end encryption Tech Support

End-to-end encryption Tech Support

Despite a deluge of media reports on the rampant data security breaches occurring everywhere from Fortune 500 companies to brand name retailers, it seems that many businesses are still not protecting their data and sensitive communications.

Experts suggest that one of the problems is that most people believe strong passwords are a fail-safe against getting hacked, when in reality, all they do is create a false sense of security.

If, like most people, you're unsure what this all means, we can help.

What Businesses Need to Know
End-to-end encryption (E2EE) is a system of communication where only the communicating users can read the messages. In principle, it prevents potential eavesdroppers. It is a method of secure communication that prevents third-parties (hackers) from accessing data while it's transferred from one device to another.

What this means for you is the information you send cannot be seen by anyone between you and the recipient. It can't be seen by your internet service provider, or anyone else along the way. Likewise, encryption extends to all forms of communication so that no one can decipher or read conversations, or see photos or videos.

Encryption Software
There are many easy and cost-efficient apps on the market. According to Business News Daily, the five best secure messaging apps are:

BlackBerry Messenger (Free) - iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry
BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) has broader compatibility than most messaging apps; it's the obvious pick for BlackBerry users, and it's also available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices.

Gliph (Free) - Android, iOS
Gliph is a secure messaging service that you can use on all of your computing devices. When you're on the go, use the iOS or Android app on your smartphone.

Wickr (Free) - Android, iOS
Wickr (available for Android and iOS) is a secure messaging app that lets you set an "expiration date" for every message you send; just select a date and time for your media to expire, and it will automatically be deleted at that time.

Telegram - Android, iOS, Windows Phone
Telegram (available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone) is a messaging app that features end-to-end encryption so your messages can only be read by the intended recipients, with no data logged on Telegram's servers. Like Wickr, Telegram lets you program your messages to self-destruct from both devices at a particular time so there's no record of it.

PC Helpline offers a full range of tech support and call center solutions for encryption software and apps. Call us to day and speak with one of our sales representatives.

Source: PC Helpline Computer Support Inc.

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