WhatsApp, Telegram or Signal? Welcome to the illusion called data security

This is a view from India which is in line with my own view. I have many messaging and collaboration apps, driven by which community my friends and clients belong to. I’ve seen a shift away from WhatsApp recently but those contacts are still on Facebook so I’m not sure what threat model they are using. I start from a base position of ‘assume compromise’ so I’m never disappointed when data leaks occur…:

[…] According to Pavan Duggal, one of the nation’s top cyber law experts and a seasoned Supreme Court lawyer, if you are looking at complete and absolute security, you have to realise that security is a relative term.

“What was secure yesterday is not secure today and what is secure today will not be secure tomorrow. Blindfoldly relying upon these platforms would not suffice. There is a need for people to incorporate cyber security as a way of life,” Duggal told IANS.

Be it Pegasus software attack on WhatsApp or the great Twitter crypto hacking last year that compromised accounts of celebrities like US President-elect Joe Biden, former US President Barack Obama, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos (you name it), people are always facing the risk of losing their data.


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