The revelations Tuesday and Wednesday about the extensive use of Wickr inside Uber upended the high-stakes legal showdown with Alphabet’s Waymo unit, which accuses the ride-hailing firm of stealing its self-driving car secrets. The issue of course is not whether using Wickr or apps like it, including Vaporstream, is acceptable. The issue is when, where and how to use the application and what legitimate use indeed looks like.
Eavesdropping is relatively easy to solve in any communication method by applying encryption while messages are in transit. Although native SMS texting does not provide this security, Indeed, many texting apps offer excellent encryption that will make it much more difficult for spies to read messages.