Have you ever sent a BBM and immediately wish you could delete it be for someone read it? I know I have in the past… We know how secure BBM is but some Governments are still trying to get a peek. If you are looking for another secure way to communacte other then BBM check out Ekboo Crypto Chat for BlackBerry.
Ekboo is a plugin for BlackBerry® Messenger (BBM) able to protect the privacy of textual conversations (chats) between two BBM™ users. Ekboo is a BBM “connected application”. The BBM-connected applications are applications for BlackBerry that through a development kit (SDK) provided by RIM, are able to exploit the features provided by BBM chat
Ekboo’s main feature is data confidentiality, in fact Ekboo users communicate using encrypted messages with RSA asymmetric key algorithm
Through Ekboo you can contact the contacts that are on your BlackBerry Messenger list and invite them to download the application if they have not already installed it and then to execute it. Only when Ekboo is started the first time, it configures the environment and requires a reboot of the device.
When you first start the application, it shows an empty contact list. The user may at his discretion, invite to Ekboo some or all contacts that are already on the BBM list.
Ekboo offers additional features that make it a powerful tool that can make communication very efficient and able to adapt to various conditions of use and operational situations.
Exchange of keys on the fly
The possibility to generate and exchange new keys at any moment during the conversation increases the security.
Ekboo, in a transparent manner to the user, communicates the receipt and reading of every message sent to the recipient even in case of temporary unread messages. (See textbomb).
These are temporary posts that can be forwarded to the user and are displayed for a preset timeon the recepient’s chat.
Once the preset time expires, messages are deleted and when the user has not been able to read them before their expiry, the sender is notified through an error symbol.
Textbomb mode can be enabled or disabled, the latter is the default mode. It is possible to configure a single delivery in textbomb mode or the whole chat without having to select this feature on a per-message basis.
Remote Clear Chat
Ekboo users has the option to cancel the conversation with another user through a command in the menu of the conversation even without the user’s permission.
By pressing a configurable digit for more than 5 seconds Ekboo allows you to cancel and close all the currently undergoing conversations
Pin lock chat
It is possible to configure a pin to block access to chats to unauthorized people
To increase the security, all conversations and contents generated are not stored anywhere on the device. Whenever the device or application are rebooted, all Ekboo data will be lost.
Please watch the tutorial on www.ekboo.com
Download Ekboo Crypto Chat for BlackBerry in App World here.