Encryption: What’s the Big Deal?

ChatMail   |   June 1, 2019

Encryption: What’s the Big Deal?

We hear this a lot: “I don’t care who has access to my data, I have nothing to hide!” While this may be true, it certainly does not mean that you don’t have something to lose. Imagine if your smartphone ran the post office the same way they run their company and operating system. Your text messages, emails, photos, contacts, and search history are your mail - intended to be sent, received, sometimes stored at the post office for safe-keeping. You, like most people, trust that the post office will send your mail to the right person and that you will receive all mail intended for you. You expect that it won’t be tampered with because they have a responsibility to uphold your privacy. You don’t even give it a second thought because that would be invasive, unethical even.

However, in this scenario, the postal office does in fact read, duplicate and save the information contained within all of your incoming and outgoing mail. After reading through your mail, they then make photocopies of everything coming and going or that you have stored at their facility. The post office then sends everything off to an array of unknown of third-party companies or individuals for profit. Those people then use that information for advertising/marketing or political purposes, and sometimes for much more sinister reasons (ie: identity theft, blackmail, government interest). You have no idea who is reading your mail, where they’re sending your information or how it’s being used.

Still don’t care who has access to your data?

Looking for a Better Solution to Data Privacy

Upon learning all of this, you’d likely stop using the postal office to send and receive your mail. You’d look for a more secure system, one where exploitation is not possible and that your privacy is ensured. The most secure system that is available to you is end-to-end encryption. It guarantees the confidentiality of your communications, without compromise. With multiple encryption algorithms and an easy-to-use interface, ChatMail encrypted phone’s advanced features make for a seamless transition into the world of mobile encrypted communications and away from exploitative systems.

Learn more about how ChatMail can protect your personal information and security here.