Wickr: Self-destruct message app arrives on Android

Wickr: Self-destruct message app arrives on Android

This message self destructs in 5 seconds. The phrase seems to be from a movie, like Mission Impossible, but it does describe the Wickr app launched last year for iOS and now comes to Android.

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The Wickr developer is based in San Francisco, and has just launched the Android version of the app, which was developed to increase the security level of messaging between users. The app works similar to WhatsApp or Snapchat, allowing you to exchange messages with users who also have the app installed on the device. It uses the internet to send messages and, unlike WhatsApp, does not require a phone number to work, and it is even possible to send messages anonymously. In addition to messaging, the app allows you to send photos and videos that self-destruct after a certain time, which can be from a few seconds to up to 5 days.

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Wickr: app allows self-destructive messaging / AndroidPit
<p>Wickr also has a mechanism that prevents the message receiver from taking screenshots of the screen. But as there is always a way to get around, we can still imagine that if anyone really wants to keep the message for future use, they can take a picture of the device! Either way, Wickr claims to use military level encryption and ensures that data exchange is extremely secure.</p><div class='code-block code-block-3' style='margin: 8px auto; text-align: center; display: block; clear: both;'>
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We posted here last week about the new Brazilian government email system to bypass American espionage, and the launch of a biometric (fingerprint) reading system that will hit Android. While security concerns are mounting, I believe there is no evidence of user behavior indicating that they will trade SMS or the popular WhatsApp for a safer solution, as Wickr claims to be. What do you think? Will you download Wickr?

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