With the increasing trend of surveillance from governments agencies, Especially journalists must have to be very attentive about their communication mediums. Their sources always require the confidentiality of the identity and non-disclosure of the message content. Federal agencies always keep an eye on journalists who have sources among anti-state and sometimes government houses as well.
Encryption is the solution for this technique. Encryption can be simply defined as the scrambling of data using a sophisticated algorithm and the only way to understand this message is via password used to encrypt the message.
But the functional specialty of journalists don't make them to understand the sophistication the Encryption. But Yes! there are some good possibilities available which journalists can use. But before going to know about them. Let's nail some of the big so-called encrypted email service providers.
Hushmail have a backdoor
Most of the journalists and other privacy-concerned people use Hushmail - self-claimed encrypted email provider. But unfortunately it is not true. A story published in Weird, when Hushmail provided email copies to the fed agencies.
Ghostmail is partially encrypted
Ghostmail claims to offer the encrypted emails but their solutions partially works. Because when you are sending email to non-ghostmail user, it goes unencrypted. Ghostmail encryption only works when you both are on same email server.
SafeGmail is not secure
SafeGmail is a chrome extension which enables you to encrypt your message inside Gmail. As you can see here that several times a year Google Chrome get compromised and sometimes its extensions also loads Malware in your browser which can influence other extensions as well. So don't really want to rely on a single browser extension.
In coming articles, I will discuss some of the ways which you can use to send encrypted texts. Keep connected with me.