In case you haven’t been catching up with the latest buzz in the cybersecurity industry, a new chat app called PunkPanda has just joined and it is beginning to revolutionise the communication industry by building a hyper-secured communications platform. Before we dive right into what PunkPanda has to offer, we should know why cybersecurity matters.
What’s with the fuss about cybersecurity? Do I even need it?
If you’re an internet user, there is a high possibility that you have fallen victim to data or security breaches before, with or without you knowing.
Why would other people want your data, you asked? No, it’s not to see what type of memes you’re into or how much cat videos you watch daily. Your data is much more valuable than you think.
For instances, data firms could sell your data to advertisers, political firms could try to influence your political stances, and hackers could take advantages of your data to perform illicit activities such as identity theft, ransom, and blackmail.
The main concern about using highly corporatised or non-secured messaging apps is that we have no idea if our data are genuinely safe, as major social media platforms had been caught selling users’ data to other firms repeatedly.
The need for a communication technology revolution
The popular chat app - WhatsApp has raised a few concerns too. First, it is owned by Facebook, the data-hungry corporate that profits on collecting users’ data and showing targeted ads. Second, WhatsApp just doesn’t have enough privacy control features. Even though users can delete sent messages, they can only delete messages that were sent 1 hour ago. Even worse, security flaws in WhatsApp actually allow users to reveal deleted messages through different tricks.
Every breach that has happened to mainstream chat apps should serve as a sign for all smartphone users to pay even more attention to their cybersecurity and privacy. Cyberattacks will only intensify in the future as our personal data gets more valuable day after day. It’s clear that the market obviously needs a platform that can truthfully respect users’ security and privacy.
What PunkPanda is doing to safeguard users’ privacy differently
PunkPanda, a hyper-secure chat app, utilises multiple layers of security tech solutions including its award-winning 256-bit encryption algorithm to safeguard users’ security. This is also why PunkPanda was given the “military-grade communication app” nickname. Unlike other chat apps that rely on a centralised server to maintain their chat systems, PunkPanda will only store chat and attachment on the senders’ and receivers’ phone.
PunkPanda’s immutability and high stability prevent the leak or theft of users’ private keys that are used to decrypt and read encrypted messages.
PunkPanda’s chat features at the current stage are rather basic, but the development team has planned to implement end-to-end encrypted voice call and video call functions in the next few updates. More security chat features such as self-destructing messages, message tracking, and secure group chat will be included as well.
The dev team added that they’ll be expanding PunkPanda’s ecosystem as well, allowing users to access more features like secured email, secured cloud storage, hold web conference or webinar, and cryptocurrency storage and transactions. Features mentioned above are scheduled to be released within this year. So, stay tuned for even more secured features!