Text messages are great, but as soon as they’re sent we don’t have control on it. Even trusted recipients of a message, photo or video can leak secrets, carelessly forward messages, let them fall into the wrong hands, or even betray the sender and dig up evidence years later.
A team of security experts have created Wickr — a messaging client that offers ‘military grade’ encryption, making it the most secure messaging app for iOS.
Wickr allows users to send texts, photos and videos to anyone who is using the service but it completely wipes out metadata like device info, location and any other personal information from the videos and images sent.
Furthermore, there’s ‘self destruct timer’ which, as the name suggests will delete anything sent. The app overwrites the deleted data with so much unreadable text that it becomes impossible to be forensically recovered.
And the developers are also working on a feature that will notify the sender if the recipient uses the screenshot function.
Features of Wickr App
Wickr is a free app that provides:
- military-grade encryption of text, picture, audio and video messages
- sender-based control over who can read messages, where and for how long
- best available privacy, anonymity and anti-forensic features
- security that is simple to use
Download Wickr for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
There other apps like Burn Note and Tigertext offer self destruct message option, but none of these offer encryption to messages in transit.