Using Barracuda Messenger you obtain reliability, confidentiality and security in the exchange of messages and calls. Barracuda Messenger is available on devices worldwide.
Barracuda Messenger uses an Internet connection to make calls, as well as to send and receive messages for free. Via audio and video calls, you can communicate with people around the world without restrictions.
|Encryption protocol||Signal Protocol|
|Degree of centralization||Centralized|
|Access to source code||Closed access|
|The possibility of anonymous registration and work||Yes, only by phone number without data and metadata collection|
|Secret Chat Encryption||E2EE by default|
|Encrypting group E2EE chats||E2EE by default|
|E2EE chats Sync||No, because of the possible vulnerability of the function|
|Notification of the need to verify E2EE fingerprints in group chat rooms||No|
|Protection of the social graph||Yes|
|E2EE fingerprint verification notification||No|
|Ban on screenshots of secret chats||No. Instead, there is a new option - the mode "Blind text"|
|Storage of messages on the server||Yes, encrypted|
|Additional security and anonymity functionality:||
- Phantom mode (hides messages)
- Blind text mode (hides text)
|Additional functionality||Look at "Functionality" section|
End-to-end encryption ensures complete reliability and protection of correspondence through messages and outgoing/incoming calls from listening and / or interception and decryption by third parties.
Barracuda Messenger uses end-to-end encryption (E2EE, end-to-end encryption) —this is multilayered encryption with a transition from asymmetric to symmetric encryption algorithm, i.e. it is a data transfer method, in which only users, participating in communication, have access to messages. Thus, the use of pass-through encryption does not allow access to the cryptographic keys by third parties. Direct and reverse secrecy is provided, which means that it is impossible to read messages, sent earlier and written in the future, having only the current encryption key.
End-to-end encryption assumes that encryption keys are known only to the parties communicating with each other. To implement this condition (key generation), a cryptographic protocol was used, allowing two or more parties to obtain a shared secret key using an unprotected communication channel. The received key is used to encrypt further exchange.
End-to-end encryption ensures that only the sender and the recipient have access to the source text of the message! This means that user information becomes inaccessible even to servers that transmit data. Encryption occurs on end-user devices, and the data remains encrypted until it is delivered to its destination, so this end-to-end encryption is essentially “zero access” or “client-side encryption”.
Audio and video are encrypted with end-to-end encryption (E2EE) using the Signal Protocol, which gained maximum recognition among cryptographic specialists. The source code of this protocol is completely open and subjected to multiple checks by independent experts.