Subject: Vanish Messenger: A new privacy aware messenger, perfect for business conversations or ... More
Subject: Vanish Messenger: A new privacy aware messenger, perfect for business conversations or drunk texts.
Joining the line with rival chat apps WhatsApp, Viber, Facebook Messenger, and Signal, our new instant messaging service known as Vanish Messenger has finally rolled out the world’s first privacy focused messenger. We at Disappears believes using their underlying technology will allow for “Real” encrypted communication, making security breaches virtually impossible and allowing for online communication to be intimate, secure and comfortable.
We focused on taking known security vulnerabilities in well-known messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Telegram and Facebook. For example, cloud backup in WhatsApp where your keys are stored in the cloud, encrypted chat not on by default on Telegram, or Facebook messengers horrendous meta-data leakage. Vanish Messenger solves all these problems.
Moreover, our group has identified how to improve existing features already found on other encrypted messengers; subsequently generating an innovative product that incorporates everything needed in an encrypted messaging app. For instance, with Vanish Messenger, users have the ability to delete sent content off a receiver's device at ‘any time’; other apps like Telegram, only permit deletion within the first 48 hours of sent content. Additionally, Vanish Messenger allows up to 20,000 encrypted audio calls and 7 person group-video calls. Alternative apps, such as Signal, merely allow one to one audio and video calls.
We hope to create awareness about why encryption is vital to everyone even if you have nothing to hide. It keeps you safe, it protects your data, your communications. Encryption protects the identity of dissidents all over the world. It's a vital tool to allow journalists to communicate securely with their sources, NGOs to protect their work in repressive countries, and lawyers to communicate privately with their clients.
Strong encryption means unbreakable encryption. Any weakness in encryption will be exploited by hackers, criminals and foreign governments. Many of the hacks that make the news can be attributed to weak or - even worse - non-existent encryption which is unfortunately common today. If a backdoor exists, then anyone can exploit it. All it takes is knowledge of the backdoor and the capability to exploit it. And while it may be a secret temporarily, it's a fragile secret. This means that if the NSA can eavesdrop on your conversations or get into your computers without your consent, so can cybercriminals.
Either we build encryption systems to keep everyone secure from privacy threats, or we allow everyone to remain vulnerable. Thus we decided to form Disappears to build a strong encryption system that brings an intuitive, easy to use and effective solution to the marketplace through our first product offering Vanish Messenger.
With heightened encryption comes a greater level of security. For instance, many companies don’t see the growth potential amongst the different institutions that abide by them. Moving them across multiple platforms allows for full integration of the software.
Vanish lets you:
Speak Freely - Vanish uses cutting edge encryption libraries to provide privacy and security for all content.
Encrypted Group Audio & Video Calls -You can have group + audio calls from anywhere in the world completely private with up to 20,000 participants for audio calls.
Delete Sent Messages - Completely erase sent messages off the receiver’s device at any point in time.
Screenshot Notification - You’re notified when users take screenshots of your conversation.
No Copy & Paste – Users are unable to copy your chat content.
Make a User Vanish - With one tap you can wipe all your data + contact info off a user's device.
Vanish (free) is available for sale now at the iTunes Store (vanish.im/dl) and you can read more about it on our website (http://www.disappears.com/). Here is a video of Vanish in action (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61bXuwwX0nw).
Last updated 7 Jul 2017
Published 9 Jul 2017
Everywhere we look these days, we are being told that our online communications are in peril of being hacked or listened in to. If it isn't the Russians, the Chinese or the North Koreans it's our own Governments who want to be able to monitor our online conversations. No wonder many are turning to Virtual Private Networks to protect their privacy. Some might think that messaging chat apps are the way to go and use popular services like WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram, Facebook Messenger and Signal to get their messages across securely. However, all have suffered with privacy issues over the last few years. But now there's a new app on the market that keeps our messaging completely private, intimate, secure and comfortable and makes security breaches a thing of the past.
Vanish Messager is a new privacy aware, instant messaging app for iOS that is perfect for both business and personal needs. It uses cutting edge encryption libraries to provide privacy and security for all content and in all situations. Whether you are a journalist who wants to communicate securely with their source, you work for a NGO in a repressive country, are a lawyer communicating in private with a client or someone who just wants to flirt with an online friend after a drunken night out, Vanish is the perfect vehicle to go with.
The developers have identified the vulnerabilities that exist in other popular messaging apps and improved on them. For example, WhatsApp has a problem because it stores it's keys in the cloud, Telegram's encrypted chat is not turned on in its default settings and only allows you to completely erase content from a receiver's device in the first 48 hours of sending. Facebook Messenger has had horrendous meta-data leakage over the years. Vanish Messenger, on the other hand, gives you the ability to delete all your data and contact info off their device whenever you feel the need. Users are unable to copy your chat content and you will be notified if anyone tries to take a screenshot of your conversation.
Vanish Messenger has identified ways of improving the existing features that are found in other encrypted messenger apps and has created an innovative product that incorporates everything needed in an encrypted messaging app. The developers here have built a strong encryption system that brings an intuitive, easy-to-use and effective solution to the marketplace. What's more, the app allows up to 20,000 encrypted audio calls from anywhere in the world and 7 person group-video calls. An app like Signal only allows one to one audio and video calls.
It's important to remember that secure messaging isn't only there for people who have dodgy motives. Strong and unbreakable encryption has become more and more vital for all of us - even if we have nothing to hide. It keeps us safe, it protects our important and private data as well as our personal communications. The fact is, any perceived weakness in encryption can be exploited by hackers, criminals and foreign governments. If a backdoor exists, then it can be exploited by anyone. If the NSA can eavesdrop on our conversations or get into our computers without our knowledge or consent then so can cybercriminals. Vanish Messenger is available now for iPhone and iPad at the iTunes Store with an Android version coming soon.