Can secure text messaging like Tigertext be read by hackers?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by roberthalles, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. roberthalles macrumors newbie

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    I was wondering if secure messaging apps like TigerText, which auto-delete the messages from the sending and receiving phones after a set period of time, can be hacked or read?

    I think they also encrypt the messages, but that doesn't seem to stop the NSA, so how secure are these apps with hackers or the government?
     
  2. GoSh4rks macrumors 6502

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    Yes, they can be. Pretty much anything can be hacked. The question is whether or not somebody will actually spend the time.
     
  3. roberthalles thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanx for the response.

    Well it sounds like if you use TigerText or other secure messaging apps, then the probability that the NSA is willing to spend the time and effort to hack the messages; would be low. Unless they really thought you were a terrorist or something.

    With encryption, private network and auto-deleted messages, I would think secure messaging is a lot more secure and harder to hack then SMS messages so it is probably secure enough for normal use.
     

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