Secure Communication on Mobile & PC
While ICT has proven to provide many benefits, the safety of data remains to be a primary concern. Incidents of hacking and transmission of data to third parties are not uncommon. So, in this day and age of instant messengers, is secure communication possible? Well, one application that aims to address this issue is Secure Messenger SafeUM.
If you are worried about spoofing and interception of your private or business information, you can have peace of mind by installing SafeUM. It prevents such breaches to provide the most secure communication environment that even conforms to the most stringent banking standards.
State of the Art Data Encryption
When using SafeUM, the application encrypts all your voice, video calls, texts, and group chats. That means that if you were to send an instant message, it would only be unscrambled once the recipient receives it. You can rest assured that your data is safe and confidential since SafeUM an ElGamal Elliptic curve cryptographic algorithm with 256-bit keys. Additionally, the app authenticates parties to secure data integrity and all your decryption keys remain in RAM until device shutdown.
Any interception is reduced through person-to-person (P2P) communication that bypasses the storage of data on server hard disks. Instead, your data is held temporarily in RAM.
When it comes to account access, there are three levels of PIN codes for 1) signing in, 2) accessing your secret contacts, and 3) deactivation in case of any security threats. You will also be able to receive warnings about any unauthorized access to your account.
Convenient & Simple Features
Using the SafeUM instant messenger is convenient and easy thanks to the following features availed to users.
- Registration using password & login username without the need for a SIM card
- Cross-platform support, (including using Secure Messenger SafeUM on PC using mobile emulators)
- Ability to use up to three accounts simultaneously on one device
- Sending invitation links to other users via SMS or email
- Use of QR codes when verifying encryption keys
Is Secure Messenger SafeUM Free to Use?
Once you sign up for SafeUM instant messenger you get a free Latvian phone number to use for calls and voice messages. However, you have to recharge it within two weeks or it will be withdrawn. However, not having the anonymous SafeUM phone number does not affect any functionality because you will still be able to make calls and chat using the app.
SafeUM is free to download and use but it is also a premium service. Even with the standard unpaid version, you still get a raft of features like basic security, P2P calls, video calling, and multiple account support.
You can subscribe for a monthly, annual or one-off lifetime fee to activate enhanced encryption features.
At the time of publishing this review, the developers were also working on a corporate version that will offer money transfer services.