- Mar 21, 2014
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Exclusive: The exposed database was left unprotected without a password. None of the data was encrypted.
This ancient standard needs to go away. You can play your part - switch to messenger with end-to-end encryption like WhatsApp, Viber, Signal (even if you have iPhone - those messenger apps are better because they allow you to communicate with any Android and PC user using encryption) and stop using SMS for any kind of verification. Luckily most of the world outside of US already does that, hopefully people in US will do this too. Also hopefully next RCS messaging version will bring end-to-end encryption so people won't have to rely on third-party methods.