Video chat backdoor

19-Feb-2016 03:25

Sections of the infosec community have poured scorn on Durov's attempts to question the security of a rival chat app.

In addition, users can only add friends via searching for their Cabana user name, or by having their phone number in their contacts — there’s no integration with Tumblr’s existing messaging features or friends lists, as of now.

"The encryption of Signal (=Whats App, FB) was funded by the US Government.

I predict a backdoor will be found there within 5 years from now," Durov claimed.

Kik, the chat app that’s hugely popular among teens and young people in North America, is finally adding video chat to its service.

Rather than straight up person-to-person video calls like Apple’s Face Time, Facebook Messenger or the recently introduced Whats App feature, Kik has added a less intrusive video chat option for its 300 million-plus registered users, with support for groups of up to six.

In addition, users can only add friends via searching for their Cabana user name, or by having their phone number in their contacts — there’s no integration with Tumblr’s existing messaging features or friends lists, as of now."The encryption of Signal (=Whats App, FB) was funded by the US Government.I predict a backdoor will be found there within 5 years from now," Durov claimed.Kik, the chat app that’s hugely popular among teens and young people in North America, is finally adding video chat to its service.Rather than straight up person-to-person video calls like Apple’s Face Time, Facebook Messenger or the recently introduced Whats App feature, Kik has added a less intrusive video chat option for its 300 million-plus registered users, with support for groups of up to six.The founder of chat app Telegram has publicly claimed that feds pressured the company to weaken its encryption or install a backdoor.