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Use messaging services that offer end-to-end encryption

End-to-end encryption helps you protect your messages and conversations from being monitored and reviewed by unauthorized parties. Apple’s iMessage chat provides end-to-end encryption between iMessage users, and there are a variety of third-party messaging apps that can exchange encrypted over-the-top (OTT) messages between users on the same app. Popular options include WhatsApp and Signal, and […]

Don’t send passwords or usernames via email

Need to send a password or username to someone like a family member? Don’t do it via email, which (in most cases) isn’t as thoroughly protected from prying eyes as some other communications channels. Encrypted messaging apps such as Telegram or iMessage, or local transfer via something like Apple AirDrop, are preferable.

Use messaging apps with end-to-end encryption

End-to-end encryption (E2EE) protects your communications during their entire journeys from sender to recipient. Apps like Signal and WhatsApp, as well as the iMessage and FaceTime services on Apple platforms, deploy E2EE to keep your messages private. Defer to E2EE-protected services whenever possible.