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Send Your Secret Messages Using Sicher, A New Encrypted Messaging App

Send Your Secret Messages Using Sicher, A New Encrypted Messaging App

June 18, 2014
Concerned someone might be watching your iPhone? Sicher, a brand new iOS application, can help. Developed by SHAPE (of IM+ Pro7 fame), the application offers an unlimited, free, encrypted messaging service for iPhone owners, and it's available to download on the App Store now. Compatible with handsets running iOS 7.0 or above, Sicher offers iPhone owners point-to-point encryption of text messages, pictures, videos, and files including PDFs, .doc files, .xls files, and more. It allows users to manually purge message threads from the application or to automate this process using a timer, and group chats mean several Sicher users can all communicate together -- anonymously, of course. Push notification alerts are supported by the app, though worry not -- these, too, are anonymous and don't display the sender's name or the content of incoming messages. Finally, users can also password protect the app (and upon doing so encrypt the app's contents), while SHAPE assures iPhone owners that they don't send, track, or employ crash logs, usage statistics, or advertising and social networking engines. Here's a complete list of features:
  • Point-to-point encryption of text messages and files (pictures, videos, .pdf’s, .doc’s, .xls’s, etc.)
  • Timer for self-destruction of messages or manual purge of chats on all ends of conversation
  • Group chats
  • Anonymous Push notifications
  • Password-protection of the app along with heavy encryption of all data stored on device
  • Operated and located in Germany for maximum security and privacy
  • We don’t send crash logs, don’t track usage statistics, don’t use any advertising engines, don’t integrate social network SDKs
Given the recent news concerning the National Security Agency's (NSA) interest in our iPhones, there's been no better time for a free, unlimited, encrypted messaging application to launch. Sicher can be downloaded on the App Store free of charge, and it's optimized for the iPhone and iPod touch. [gallery columns="2"]

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