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Posted by on Aug 29, 2012 in Internet, Web 2.0 |

Due.IM, sharing service messages securely

Due.IM, sharing service messages securely

The Internet is full of useful applications and curious, in the case of Due.IM , I daresay classified in two categories. It is useful because of its core functionality, which is allowing us to share messages through the public network, and curious about the treatment given to messages after they have been read.

Use Due.IM is really easy. All we have to do is enter the message you want to share, assign a password (optional) to apply extra and finally click on the button “Create One Time Share Link”. Application automatically generates a link to the encrypted message.

Once we have the only link we send it to the person you want to share the message. If we did not put a password the message will be displayed immediately when you click the link, otherwise the password will be required to see the content.

So far so normal, but what is interesting, as I said at the beginning, is treatment that is given to messages:

  • Once you click on the link (no password) the message becomes unavailable immediately close the browser tab. In other words, if we try to log back in through the same link, the application will indicate that it is invalid.
  • For password protected posts, the link is marked as invalid once you enter the correct password.
  • Whatever the situation, the links-and-so messages are only valid for 24 hours. If links are not used before the time has expired will be deleted from the database.
  • Before being stored in the service database, the messages are encrypted by , by what can be considered totally secure.

Just yesterday, our friend JJ told us about the importance of encrypted messages on services like WhatsApp. A recommended reading if you want to pursue the subject.

Truthfully, I think Due.IM an excellent alternative for sharing sensitive information, and I must admit that I could not help thinking while writing Mission Impossible footnote.

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