Have you ever inadvertently left your mobile phone somewhere and had it returned to you with the messages read? Of course, anyone finding your phone has the perfect excuse of having to open it to find out the phone’s owner, but still, don’t you just feel a trifle miffed that your privacy was violated? Or worse, you pass juicy gossip about a friend and disaster of disasters, you inadvertently send the message to the very person you are gossiping about? Yes, it can and does happen! Privy ensures this will never happen – ever.
Privy is a mobile app that allows a user to encrypt messages offline and send those encrypted messages in any form no matter if it’s email, SMS or chat. Encrypted messages can only be read if the recipient has the password to decode them. The ability to encrypt offline is an added safety measure that severely limits the possibility of anyone hacking the server and being able to read messages at server level.
Messages are already encrypted before they are sent. Privy also enables users to create their own encryption key and share it only with their chosen message recipients. Even more amazing, Privy ensures end-to-end encryption capability. The recipient can also encrypt the encrypted message just received. Sounds like a Le Carre spy novel? Yes, but totally true – the users have absolute control of their messages’ readability. What is great is that if encryption is instantaneous, readability is too, as long as users have the password. This app totally removes certain risks when a user wants privacy for messages as the danger of sending a message to the wrong recipient is eliminated. There is just no way the wrong recipient can read an encrypted message because the password is only known to sender and recipient.
Upon launching Privy, the user can create a message and complete the encryption offline. It is just a click of a button and then the user can send it right away. It is the same thing with a recipient. If the recipient has the password, the “decode” button is a click away and the message is instantly turned to readable content. In turn the very same recipient can save the message in encrypted form by simply clicking “encode.” With these easy steps, users are assured of complete, unadulterated privacy.
Any app that endeavors to help users ensure privacy, security and safety deserves applause. These concerns are just too important and relevant in our cyberspace civilization. Privy is free and can be downloaded in the AppStore.