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A Review on Cryptographic Techniques and Security Protocols over Instant Messaging Applications


Nosheen Nazir, Muhammad Sheraz Arshad Malik, Ijaz Shoukat, Javeria Mehboob, Aliya Yousaf and Samina Naseem


Vol. 18  No. 8  pp. 93-97


For secure mobile communications users rely on Instant Messaging applications (IM), massive volume of private and personal data is shared over the network, the questions on discretion and sanctuary of private data are raised for secure transmissions. Exclusive antidote to this snag is deployment of cryptographic techniques and proficient security protocols in IM applications. This research reviews applied end-to-end encryption techniques and protocols in distinguished applications i-e. WhatsApp, Viber and Telegram. This study also investigates employed Signal, MTPro protocols starting from Off-The-Record (OTR) and most secure IM application is suggested after comprehensive analysis.


Secure Communication, Cryptographic Techniques, Secure Messaging in Mobile Devices, IM Techniques & Protocols