CipherBoard is a free mobile keyboard with integrated end-to-end encryption. It’s designed to keep every message you send secure & private – regardless of what app you’re using.
Protecting your digital privacy is important, and often overlooked, in today’s world. Our web browsing activities are recorded, our online habits are tracked and analyzed, and in some cases, the things you share privately among your friends – images, videos, and text – are not as private as you might think.
I’m not saying that you should be wearing an aluminum foil hat to stop the government from reading your minds (maybe you should), but it’s important to take measures to make sure the messages you’re sending on your mobile are safe from, well, everybody they are not intended for.
Can the apps we use be trusted to safeguard our privacy?
We place a lot of trust in the tech mega-companies who own the majority of your mobile devices and the apps you install on them; Google, Apple, Samsung, Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat for example.
While these companies do a great job of protecting the information on your phone, many of them don’t have control over what happens once the data leaves the device. Whatsapp now offers end-to-end encryption for all of their users, however even this isn’t as private as it sounds.
The Facebook-owned messaging giant continues to store certain data from users in order to improve the quality and relevance of advertisements you see on the social media site. They still know who you spoke to, at what time and how often. In the category of “information, you wouldn’t want to share with advertising giants” I would wager that this data would be in there.
The worst part is – most of us unknowingly opted into this when we accepted their updated terms and conditions.
Whatsapp is one of the leading apps when it comes to mobile end-to-end message encryption. So what about the other less secure apps we use to send messages on so often? Tinder, Grindr, and Snapchat for example, although there are more. Many of them don’t encrypt the messages you send, putting your privacy at risk. Unencrypted messages are vulnerable to hackers and other 3rd parties who would benefit from stealing this information.
CipherBoard is a complete solution for encrypting mobile messages
CipherBoard is simple to use and excellent for those who are serious about keeping their privacy protected. It replaces your smartphone’s default keyboard with one that features end-to-end encryption, ensuring that every message you send on your phone using CipherBoard is encrypted. Whether you’re using Whatsapp, Tinder, or any other app, the information you send will only be accessible by you and the receiver.
It’s loaded with all the keyboard features that make a great keyboard:
• Intelligent word prediction
• Accurate auto correction
• Responsive & easy to use
• A huge range of emojis for when words just won’t cut it
So in case, you were worried about having to sacrifice any features for the sake of security – you don’t. CipherBoard is a fully functional smartphone keyboard that can rival most when it comes to usability and function. It also happens to be one of the most secure keyboards on the market.
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