Self-destructing chat app Wickr makes use of cat pics to cover pictures in plain sight
Doing its half to contribute to the feline takeover of the web, the safe chat app Wickr is now counting on cute kitties to guard your personal photograph posts. The corporate is pulling the wraps off a brand new self-destructing photograph feed function for iPhone customers at the moment — dubbed “Wickr Timed Feed” — which helps you to share photographs with your folks securely on its app for twenty-four hours. However what makes it really distinctive is that you’re going to additionally have the ability to hyperlink to these pictures on Fb beneath the guise of cat pics. Yup, it is steganography by way of kitty. Your mates on Wickr searching your Fb feed will have the ability to click on by way of these photographs and discover their method to your personal publish on the service, whereas everybody else will simply see random cats. It isn’t precisely good safety — your non-Wickr associates will in all probability begin questioning why you’ve got gone a bit cat loopy — however it’s a singular approach for a small app like Wickr to reap the benefits of Fb’s social media dominance.
Wickr is one in every of many younger chat apps, like FireChat, specializing in safe messaging. The corporate says it retains your chats utterly nameless (it does not monitor any metadata), it closely encrypts every thing, and it additionally allows you to keep possession of every thing you share. It additionally allows you to set particular expiration occasions in your messages, which provides you extra management than one thing like Snapchat.