How does end-to-end encryption work?
BIMeta App’s end-to-end encryption ensures that only you and the person you’re communicating with can read what’s sent. Nobody in between, not even BIMeta App, can read the messages. The messages are secured with locks, and only the recipient has the special key to unlock and read the messages. BIMeta App uses Signal Protocol developed by Open Whisper Systems. The following steps describes the working of E2EE when two people communicate on BIMeta App.
- When the user first opens the BIMeta App, two different keys (public & private) are generated. The encryption process takes place on the phone itself.
- The private key must remain with the user whereas the public key is transferred to the receiver via the centralised BIMeta App server.
- The public key encrypts the senders message on the phone even before it reaches the centralised server.
- The server is only used to transmit the encrypted message. The message can only be unlocked by the private key of the receiver. No third part, including BIMeta App can intercept and read the message.
- If a hacker tries to hack and read the messages, they would fail because of the encryption.
BIMeta end-to-end encryption ensures only you and the person you’re communicating with can read what’s sent, and nobody in between, not even BIMeta. Your messages are secured with locks, and only the recipient and you have the special keys needed to unlock and read your messages. For added protection, every message you send has an unique lock and key. All of this happens automatically: No need to turn on settings or set up special secret chats to secure your messages.
Important: End-to-end encryption is always activated. There’s no way to turn off end-to-end encryption.