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CyanogenMod Integrating WhisperPush Secure Messaging Service Into Nightlies

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Are you concerned about security? Are you rooted and running a build of CyanogenMod? Well, prepare to be happy. Today on CyanogenMod’s official blog, the team announced the integration of WhisperPush into the OS, a feature that will allow any SMS client you choose to send and receive encrypted text messages that are safely transmitted through the airwaves to other CM users or anyone that has the TextSecure app installed. That’s right, no more creepers.

Here is a brief rundown of what is taking place, as posted on the official CM blog.

By leveraging this for our TextSecure implementation, we can extend the encrypted messaging functionality to nearly any SMS application you decide to use. Your messages to other CM or TextSecure users (regardless of iOS or Android) will automatically be encrypted and secured. In the event your receiving party isn’t on CM or using TextSecure, the implementation will silently fall back to a normal SMS message (unencrypted).

Today, we are launching our version initially into the CM 10.2 nightly stream to test the server load and make sure things are working at scale. Once things are dialed in, we’ll also enable this for CM 11 builds moving forward.

CyanogenMod users who want to run the 10.2 nightlies, go check it out. And you can check out the TextSecure app through Google Play, right here.

Via: CyanogenMod
  • drumbum

    you all or ya’ll should try to remember when was the last time you put a personal letter in the mail without sealing the envelope…!? b/c isn’t that sort of what we are all doing every day with our emails and texts/SMSs… so thanks CM for keeping my stuff private – even if it’s something as trivial as my grocery list!

  • Zac S

    I thought this was going to be their version of iMessages. Now that’d be something I’d f- with

  • Chris Hughes

    Now the NSA will never see the the ad hoc grocery lists my wife sends me…. oh wait…no one cares. Who communicates high security stuff through SMS?

    • none

      @Chris Huges: can you remember when last you put a personal letter in the mail without sealing the envelope…??? read drumbum’s comment…

      • Chris Hughes

        I wouldn’t send something secure via an envelope via regular mail

  • Matthew b

    Ya’ll a bunch of idiots.

    • Tim242

      “Y’all’

      • http://www.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

        Granted, it’s not the best, but from the south, like myself, it’s a custom we’ve grown into. however, the word “are” is necessary after that “ya’ll” and not just “a”. so he could have tried a little harder to appear to have a nicer southern IQ. Like family, you can’t pick them, just learn to live with them. :)

        • Tim242

          I say it, I’m from the south. Even people in other parts of the country say it these days, just without the twang. I was just pointing out the spelling. It is a contraction of you all.

  • timrcm

    Oh boy, yet another messaging service..

    http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/standards.png

  • StankyChikin

    CM is still around eh?

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    Too bad I use Google Voice :/

  • http://www.thinkgeeks4u.com Hiral Patel

    How long before the encryption is cracked by NSA?

    • Marc

      Totally depends on the level of encryption.

    • AMPthe13th

      Chances are someone at the NSA helped design the encryption… so it’s only slightly more effort for them to read than plain-text.