Am I really Safe Chatting Online?

April 05, 2018 - 0 Comments

A lot of us value privacy, be it in real life or in the virtual world, kwa mfano pale social media. The problem with a lot of these social media apps is that your data can easily be traced and retrieved.  I mean, the point of me texting one person is that only they, receive the message. Not the entire world.

Now, WhatsApp is an application with a difference because it has end to end encryption. Basically what this means is that if I’m chatting with say Dee, only Dee will be able to receive and view my messages. In case a random stalker wants to access my chat with Dee, they can’t because they can’t be able to bypass their (WhatsApp) security.

You know, there’s this time I was talking to my pal who’s an IT guru and he told me that when dealing with his clients, he usually prefers to meet face to face because most of the time they discuss sensitive information. That’s pretty obvious duh! Something interesting he told me was that he has some clients majuu and when he wants to speak to them, he only calls via WhatsApp. I asked him why not Skype or imo, and he told me WhatsApp is more secure than the other apps. Lemme break it down further.

WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption works in such a way that it ensures only you and the person you’re communicating with can read the messages sent, and nobody in between, not even WhatsApp staff can be able to view your messages. Your messages are secured with a lock, and only you and the recipient have the special key needed to unlock and read your message. All of this happens automatically: no need to turn on settings or set up special secret chats to secure your messages. Cool huh?

So next time you want to discuss something private with someone and they are not within reach, feel free to WhatsApp text or call them. Ebu tell me, unafeel aje hii story?



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