MOSCOW, 23 October – Messengers, being one of the main means of communication, store a huge amount of personal data about us, which, even if the correspondence is deleted, remain at least on the developer’s servers, he told the agency “PrimePavel Myasoedov, partner and director of IT-Reserve.
“By observing digital hygiene and paying attention to security settings, we significantly reduce the risks of information leakage. But the main problem is that some of the loopholes still remain in the hands of software developers,” Myasoedov said.
So, during correspondence, the communication program transmits a message to the developer’s infrastructure, and after that to your interlocutor, the interlocutor of the agency explained.
In the case of end-to-end encryption, it is declared that only participants have access to correspondence, but there is always a risk of hacking, the expert recalled.
At the same time, it is possible to ensure the exchange of data without intermediaries, but this must be taken care of in advance, for example, by downloading special programs that work under the peer-to-peer protocol, concluded Myasoedov.