2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 6, 2013 7:45 AM by mvwoon RSS

    How to encrypt your Verizon Wireless communications

    mvwoon

      If it is too costly for you to cancel your contract now (which VZW may have already nullified) you can try:

       

      Silent Circle which offers a subscription based service for voice, text, and email encryption

      https://silentcircle.com/

       

      Or open source services, which are free, such as Red Phone
      https://whispersystems.org/

        • 1. Re: How to encrypt your Verizon Wireless communications
          Dano3141

          Interesting - but if I get this right, it doesn't protect the actual stuff the NSA is collecting.  That would be the IMEI, cell tower, the number called, etc.  This info would have to be unencrypted, or at least decoded by VZW for the tower to let you on to the network.  I don't see a way around that.

          • 2. Re: How to encrypt your Verizon Wireless communications
            mvwoon

            Of course they will collect all your data, but the data will be garbled. They would have to know what key was used to generate the specific encryption process, and there are *a lot* of keys. They would have to try millions of public keys to decrypt the cipher text, and they'd have to do that with each encrypted message, so it'd be theoretically possible to find out your original (plain) message but practically impossible for so many reasons.