In the dust-up regarding leaked Democratic National Committee emails, we are surprised DNC members were not using encrypted emails. Especially for their their personal accounts. Everyone in their position needs email privacy. They should consider apps like Wickr, which allows users to send messages to each other that are “secured with military-grade encryption” and that are destroyed after a user-set time period. Unlike some other secure messaging services, Wickr also ensures that your messages can’t even be read by Wickr itself.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has given Wickr high marks for data protection. PC Mag calls it “best secure messenger on Android.” (Though it “has a little ways to go before it becomes the best messenger app overall.” PC Mag gives that title to voice and messaging app Viber.)
Wickr’s co-founder and CEO Nico Sell runs a white-hat hacking camp at the Def Con conference in Las Vegas every year. The camp is designed for “children and teenagers,” but we hear that doesn’t stop a lot of adults from participating. It starts next week.