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4 months ago

Heimdal Security Company: The Best Encrypted Messaging Apps You Can (and Should) Use Today

If you want to see all the best encrypted messaging apps in one place, then this is the guide you’re looking for.

We did a roundup of these encrypted apps because the battle for our data is fiercer than ever. Governments crave for it, companies seek access to it, and cyber criminals probably want it the most.

But what’s so special about my data?

The fact that it’s yours and it can be monetized one way or another, by any of the entities listed above.

Wake-up call: the data you share in your IMs

Today I’m going to focus on a big chunk of your data that I bet you disregard as unimportant: the information stored and share in instant messages and text messages.

Messaging, either via the Internet or through good, ol’ SMSs, is today’s go-to communication method. No doubt about it.

Younger generations – from Y to Z – would rather text than call someone at any time of day and night (myself included). And not only them. Employees in companies of all types and sizes are heavily using instant messaging apps as well.

This means that a huge amount of data is stored, transmitted and shared through these messages.

Data like:

And this doesn’t happen only on mobile devices. Now instant messaging apps are cross-platform, so you can sync your conversation across your smartphone, tablet and desktop. Messaging apps also offer the option to be used for both online IMs and SMSs.

Everything is just a click or a tap away. But not only for you.

You may think you’re sharing data confidentially when using Facebook Messenger, Skype or Snapchat, but sometimes it’s just an illusion.

Without end-to-end encryption, your conversations are right in the crosshairs of cyber criminals, government meddling and amoral marketers.

Here’s a recent example of how security holes in these apps can expose your data to malware and other cyber threats:

“The Check Point security research team discovered a vulnerability in Facebook’s Messenger (both the online version and the mobile app) that would allow an attacker to modify the contents of someone’s chat history as well as give them the ability to spread malware through the chat service. […] This vulnerability existed because messages are normally stored on Facebook’s servers, and Facebook could also modify the messages itself if it so desired. The attackers are simply using a capability that Facebook already has. “

Do I have your attention now?


Because you’re going to want to find out about this.  

CONTINUE HERE to find out more…

10 months ago

Mossack Fonseca Group on BVI: Removed from French Non-Cooperative List

On December 21, 2015, the French Minister of Finance and Public Accounts announced that they had removed BVI from their list of non-cooperative jurisdictions. The French minister indicated that BVI had been very cooperative with France and positively responded to almost all recommended changes.


BVI Premier and Minister for Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE said, “The Government of the Virgin Islands is pleased with this positive step from France which demonstrates our commitment to exchange of information and also demonstrates our compliance with the international standards”.


The announcement comes after the progress made in BVI was also recognised by the Global Forum on Tax Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes in August 2015 which upgraded the Territory’s non-compliant rating to ‘largely compliant’.


Mossack Fonseca & Co.


Established in 1977, the Mossack Fonseca Group is a leading global company which provides comprehensive legal, trust and accounting services.

11 months ago

Hiring Guru: Mossack Fonseca - International HR

As I am so accustomed to interviewing entrepreneurs, I was interested in the path of a Human Resources professional for such an international corporation with over 500 employees. So, I'm happy to present an interview with Katia Solano the Director of Human Resources for Mossack Fonseca & Co (MF).



Established in 1977, Mossack Fonseca is a leading global company which provides comprehensive legal, trust and accounting services.


Katia's been at the company for more than 20 years. She's moved through many different positions, learning different skills along the way, from reception to filing and then as the personal assistant to one of the founders of the company.


"I worked with the founder when MF was a pretty small company; we were around 30 employees at that time. Later, I worked on accounts receivables and payables, and then I came to the human resources department."


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2 years ago

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