Telegram or Signal? Welcome to the illusion called data security
Posted January 17, 2021
- Encryption is fundamentally flawed and once hackers get to know any vulnerability or bug in the whole data travel journey—apps, mobile operating system, public Wi-Fi, Cloud and the physical data centres—your personal and sensitive information is always at their mercy.
- The Telegram team had to leave Russia due to local IT regulations and has tried a number of locations as its base, including Berlin, London and Singapore.
- Signal does not own its own data centres. The company is entirely Cloud based, which puts data at risk as cyber-attacks on Cloud-based services have increased in the recent past.
- Another big worry is that the present-day situation increasingly refers to a massive policy vacuum that exists in India in the context of protection of privacy and data.
- As of today, India does not have a dedicated law on privacy or on cybersecurity. Further, it still does not have a legal framework in place for protecting all kinds of data. The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 is pending consideration before the Joint Parliamentary Committee.
| January 17, 2021