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Cyber Dust secure messaging to launch next month for privacy-conscious Windows Phone users

Cyber Dust secure messaging to launch next month for privacy-conscious Windows Phone users

If BBM and the variety of third-party Snapchat clients aren't secure enough for your messaging needs, entrepreneur Mark Cuban has announced on Twitter that Cyber Dust will be launching next month on Windows Phone. Cyber Dust promises to be a secure, fun messaging experience with stickers, self-destructing messages, and alerts if someone has attempted to save your message by capturing a screen shot.

"Go to http://cyberdust.com and sign up to get preview," Cuban told a Twitter follower who asked of the service, noting that it is coming next month.

And to add features that are specific to Windows Phone, users can also "pin sent messages" to their home screens so that they can remember the conversation. For fun, you can blast messages and location to multiple followers as well as send out stickers, URLs, and disappearing animated GIFs.

As the service is already available on Android and iOS, when it launches for Windows Phone Cyber Dust will be cross-platform compatible so you can message friends who are using these other OSes.

Is this an app and service you're looking forward to using and trying out? If so, be sure to visit the source link and register your email.

Source: Cyber Dust via Mark Cuban

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Cyber Dust secure messaging to launch next month for privacy-conscious Windows Phone users

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Rodney, hahaha, you are crazy my man :) This new messaging app will be perfect to talk with your mistres, haha, imagine this: Hey babe, your place at 1am? (message selfdestructing in 3, 2, 1,....), LOOOOL

Good to hear. I always see people talking about CyberDust on Cuban's feed, and have been wondering if/when it would come to us.

I'm assuming messages aren't stored on any servers so that shouldn't be an issue. According to their website messages are deleted forever after 30 seconds.

The app can access the secondary camera and find out if anyone is taking a photo of the phone. It then takes the photo of the photographer and alerts the user.

Actually they worked on securing SSL. As long as the key size and encryption levels are dialled up far enough it becomes computationaly infeasible to break. So 2048 bit keys with AES 256 bit encryption and good luck to them. Just stay away from RC4.

Also for a site that promotes Windows, why when I am using the comments do autocorrect, spelling and other things not work as expected?

By "securing SSL" what you really mean is that they put a backdoor there, right? Everyone knows how fragile SSL and the whole Internet is, dude. Plus, AES 256 bit encryption is nothing to their 512 qubits supercomputers.

Don't fool yourself. Meshnet when?

Me too, its great, besides ive just read the T&C's for this and uncomfortable with:

 

iii. International Users

The Services are hosted in the United States. If you are a user accessing the Services from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Services, which are governed by U.S. law, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

 

Sicher is based in Germany and I feel safer with any data governed by German law rather than US any day of the week.

http://www.wpcentral.com/sicher-im-team-promises-keep-your-messages-super-safe

The windows phone preview registration is at the very bottom of the page. Easy to miss especially when viewing on mobile site.

Doesn't Telegram do mostly all that stuff? We will have enough options for SMS for years to come, so what if kik doesn't update we get Cyber Dust!!!

Dust Cuber Cyber, yeaah. In the mean time these mobilephones are listingand reporting me. Case inpoint '..Siri where can I hide my friend...' Don't commit crime while the device is listening, capturing (unbeknown to user) photo/video because the authorities are after you. 

As much as I want to try BBM or Line or Telegram or any other potentially good messaging apps, none of my friends use them. Whatsapp is just too popular in my country.

Alerting a user that someone took a screenshot of their message is supposed to do what exactly? Not like there is anything you can do about it. It would be cool if you were blocked from the service after that