Are your communications confidential?

If you're a journalist, a human right defender or activist, it can be crucial to keep your communications confidential.

1 questioncovering4 criteriafor10 tools

Privacy
Encryption
In 3
scorecards
Human Rights Defender
Journalist
EFF Secure Messaging


From the tool developer:

Using SnakeChat, you can communicate instantly with ultimate cyber-security and chat in real time with all your friends at once in video and virtual reality with a feature phone.

Fact sheet

Platform: Client side softwareHosted

Category: Instant Messaging

Download: Android iOS

License: Partly Open


Evaluation

2 disputed criteria
1 non-passing criteria
1 unknown

Only the participants in the exchange are able to decrypt the messages.

The dispute is opened because of
Opposing arguments

Authenticated Diffie-Hellman
Submitted by SnakeOil Inc on 2016.10.11

We implement the best diffie-hellman that you can find anywhere. We swear!

Only Client to Server Encryption
Submitted by Dr. Curry on 2016.10.11

The encryption is only activated between the client and the server as highlited in this security audit.


The encryption is such that even if one message's encrytion is broken, it won't compromise the other messages.

The dispute is opened because of
Rebutted Argument

Quadruple Ratchet
Submitted by SnakeOil Inc on 2016.10.11

We have more ratchets than anyone else. It can only mean more super secure!

Faulty Implementation
Submitted by Dr. Curry on 2016.10.11

The specification has been shown to be faulty in this security audit.


End to End By Default

All of the user's messages are automatically encrypted by default.


Notification of Confidentiality Breach

The participants in the exchange are notified if there is a problem with the confidentiality of the exchange.



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