It’s the year 2014, a time where we’ve come to be reliant and practically dependent on communication via the internet. Private messaging, e-mail and social media are so much a part of our lives, that for most people, being apart from at least one of those is agony incarnate. We’re also in an age where we are consistently dealing with the fact that our governments (especially here in the USA) are always snooping on us, molding us into a real-life Orwellian 1984, slowly but surely. The NSA “listens in”, hackers are everywhere with spyware, keyloggers, etc. and we’re all walking on eggshells in fear that we’ve no privacy at all any more. Even corporate espionage is still rampant today. Well folks, I’m letting you in on something big here, something that really works and helps you maintain some true privacy in your communications with one another, and does so in the form of truly secure messaging.
Not only is there a computer client for the VIPole Secure Instant Messenger service, but there’s also an Android client as well. This is especially convenient for those of us concerned with privacy within the Android OS environment, being that Google’s already made it known that they and the NSA already have the option to turn your microphone, etc. on remotely, when your device is connected to WiFi or any other network. With the VIPole Secure IM client, you can rest assured that even in that environment, you’re still able to maintain some kind of security and privacy apart from prying “eyes”. With extremely tight security, you have access to secure and encrypted instant messaging, voice calls, video calls, audio/video conferencing, group chats and yes – even a secure file transfer or three; add to that encrypted storage of chat and history, sent/received files, passwords and credentials, events and reminders, tasks and calendar, and even text notes. Designed for business communication especially, the VIPole client has such tight security that anyone attempting to penetrate your connection would be as a mosquito attempting to draw blood from a slab of granite – it’s simply just not going to happen.
Current supported operating systems, of which there are readily-available clients, are Windows, Mac OSX, Linux and Android (available via the Google Play store). Here are some sample images of both client types being used (the first two images are for Windows, OSX and Linux, the Android samples are after those):
One of the coolest parts of this service, is that not only are there the paid versions (Professional, Team Security and their Corporate Server), but there’s a free, yes, FREE personal use edition! Also, regardless of which plan you go for, all pricing plans include encrypted communications, instant messaging, group chats, voice and video calls, encrypted file storage
(all user data is stored encrypted on the servers), VIPole Extras: encrypted storage of all data in password manager, notes, task manager and calendar, and lastly Encrypted Sync & Backup, where user data is synchronized between all user devices in encrypted form.
The following is a list of the plans and what they do/don’t include:
So give it a shot folks, I’m sure that – just like I am – you’re just itching to get your hands on some real privacy again, finally. Now, if you don’t mind, I’m off to the Google Play store, I have a secure communication client to download. Until next time, I’m Ronald DMNKLR Smith, for Dragonblogger.com, and I want to know what you want to know about. ;)