Co-Founder and President at Confide, Inc.
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Company: Confide, Inc.
Position: President at Confide, Inc.
Confide is a confidential instant messaging application for iOS and Android devices.
As the messaging app was created, security was put at the top of the list. Therefore, it’s not surprising that someone will find this app to be excessively encrypted.
Confide CEO Jon Brod said that words spoken at an important, but confidential meeting over a cup of coffee disappear after they leave our mouths and enter our ears. However, an email or your message history will remain. Confide strived to create a program that was up to the task of providing users with an appropriate level of confidentiality.
In addition to standard message encryption, app engineers foresaw another rather reliable and interesting way of guaranteeing greater security.
When you receive an incoming message in Confide, you don’t see the standard set of letters that forms words and sentences, but you see shaded boxes instead. These shapes are the only thing that’s hiding the words only you were meant to see.
In order to read a word, you just need to swipe over the rectangular shapes that are concealing it. Once you get to the next word, the previous one hides again (in reality it is removed from the servers and devices).
Thus, attackers will never be able to see the full conversation text. Furthermore, if they attempt to take a screenshot, they’ll get thrown back to the contact list menu straight away. In the meantime, the user on the other end will get a special notification signal.
With Confide users are welcome to send messages even to email addresses.