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lautreamont wrote

Signal relies on a security model that is problematic, based on the claim that only end-to-end encryption is enough to provide with security.

There's three huge, well-known weaknesses to this system:

  • It relies on your cell phone number, and isn't "device agnostic"
  • It violates sandboxing principles by interacting with unsafe metadata and apps, such as your clear text Contacts.
  • it's not, afaik, forcing users to lock their Signal account, as it keeps it unlocked by default. Even tho there's the option to lock it down.

Signal is the Tails of cell phone comms. It's supposedly super-secure on the surface, but underneath lies a bunch of very tricky contradictions. Not sure how Moxie cares.

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