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Black SMS for iPhone encrypts your texts with a password, keeps prying eyes at bay

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Black SMS for iPhone encrypts your texts with a password, keeps prying eyes at bay
Texting – it is one of the most prevalent ways for people to communicate nowadays. Seriously, just look at those teenagers shooting text messages like there is no tomorrow. But hey, have you ever wished for a way to make sure that prying eyes would never know what you text about?

Well, your wish has been granted. Introducing Black SMS for the iPhone – the app that encrypts your outgoing text messages and protects them with a password. In a nutshell, you use it by typing your text message in the app's window after inputting the password you want to attach to it. Once you tap the send button, the phone's SMS application pops up, and all that remains for you to do is to paste the encrypted message.

Black SMS for iPhone encrypts your texts with a password, keeps prying eyes at bay
That's it! All the recipient will see upon receiving it is a black bubble. (Now is that cool or what?) The way they decrypt the message is by copying whatever the black bubble holds, pasting the content in the Black SMS app, and entering the correct password. Alternatively, Black SMS can send encoded messages via e-mail or with a web link.

Now, the obvious disadvantage of this method is that both the sender and the receiver need to have Black SMS installed on their iPhones. On the other hand, $0.99 per user is a small price to pay for the peace of mind that you get in return.

source: Black SMS (iTunes) via Gizmodo


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posted on 03 Apr 2012, 07:05

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5880; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Another inconvenience is the requirement for the user to paste the encrypted message into the iPhone's SMS app. I wonder why no provision was made to automatically paste? Future 'Pro' version function, that costs another $1 a copy?

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 12:02

2. Astreo (Posts: 99; Member since: 05 May 2011)


because all you do is hold down for a second, hit copy and then hit paste on the other screen. if they had made it automatically do that im sure it would bypass some of the encryption.

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