Since the dawn of the mobile era, there has been a continuous fight for an increase in the security measures taken to protect user’s data sent through mobile apps.
When various mobile messaging apps began rolling out encryption, it came as no surprise that consumers and security aficionados rejoiced. After all, encryption is more or less a high-tech way of creating a code for users’ data so that it can’t be read by prying hackers – thus allowing them to safely peruse their apps of choice. What did come as a surprise, however, was the potential backlash of cybercriminals utilizing encryption to plot their crimes. This backlash is the cause of the current conundrum we are in when regarding the debate between personal privacy and security.
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