23 Jul Released Briar Beta Messenger Recommended by Security Auditors
Last Friday, encrypted messenger Briar launched its beta version available for Android messaging applications.
According to results by independent security auditors, Briar’s cryptographic codes exhibit high knowledge of weakness patterns and threats. Auditors said it provides good security, which they recommended for users.
The Briar messenger was developed for journalists and other users looking for a secure method of communication. Unlike common messaging apps such as Telegram or email, it doesn’t need a central server to function. Instead, it uses peer-to-peer network connection like Bluetooth or Wi-Fi for direct messaging.
Furthermore, it safely covers data. Briar provides end-to-end encryption while concealing metadata that indicates who the user is messaging. It can also utilize the internet to enable messaging through Tor network to ensure users are out of surveillance lines.