The JusTalk Messenger delivers millions of user messages in unencrypted form

The JusTalk Messenger delivers millions of user messages in unencrypted form

A popular Asian media carrier, JusTalk, is positioning itself as a secure service where user messages are transmitted in encrypted form. In fact, it turns out that it doesn't provide data protection properly, as indicated by the volume cache of unencrypted user messages that experts discovered on the Internet this week.

According to available data, the JusTalk carrier is rapidly developing and is now benefiting more than 20 million people around the world. The service convinces users of the use of cross-censor encryption so that the data sent are accessible only to chat members. The official website of the Messenger states that even JusTalk staff do not have access to the data sent by users.

However, a large amount of data leaks indicate that JusTalk ' s statements about high level of data protection are not correct. Millions of service users ' messages that are freely available indicate this. In addition to the text of the messages, the exact date of their dispatch and the telephone numbers of senders and recipients are indicated. In addition, there are many video records of calls made through the JusTalk application.

The information security specialist Anurag Sen, who first discovered a leak of JusTalk's user data, tried to contact the developer of the media through Juphoon in China, where he was informed that the service now belongs to Ningbo Jus, who has not yet been contacted. The researcher notes that the cache he discovered also contains data from users of the JusTalk Kids and JusTalk Phone Number application, which allows the production of virtual telephone numbers.