The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has released a new “secure messaging scorecard” as a part of a new EFF Campaign for Secure & Usable Crypto. They pondered, “Many companies offer ‘secure messaging’ products—but are these systems actually secure?”
Thus, the EFF sought to answer their question. They compared messaging tools like BBM, iMessage, Skype, Snapchat and others. The criteria that was examined for each ranged from ‘is the data encrypted in transit?’ to ‘are past communications secure if your keys are stolen?’
How did BBM rank? Not entirely too well, according to the EFF. Tools like iMessage, Skype, and Snapchat allegedly rank higher. Although, BBM Protected ended up ranking close or better to the competition.
It will be interesting to see if BlackBerry issues a ‘BlackBerry Fact Check’ article, as the implications from the EFF aren’t the most flattering. Nevertheless, check out the scorecard from the EFF here, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.