Aden – Yasmine Abdullah Al-Tuhamy – Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Instant messaging application seeks Signal To make inquiries, which are received by the user from persons not registered in his contacts more secure.
The profile picture of senders not registered in the phonebook will remain anonymous and unrecognizable until the user clicks on it.
Company aims Open Whisper Systems app developer Signal To prevent the user from responding to people who publish attractive or misleading pictures in the profile, for example by placing a picture of the bank that deals with the user, and thus engaging in a conversation that leads to fraud and fraud.
For the same reason, no internet addresses will be shown in message queries anymore, which may lead the user to fake websites or phishing attacks.
Efforts are not limited to preventing spam in individual messages and conversations, but the company also aims to prevent it in the entire instant messaging network; The user will have the ability to block and report such inquiries, and in this way, the Signal From identifying spam campaigns Spam early and removed.
Given the high demand for the use of the instant messaging application in 2021, this platform has become a target for hackers and scammers, and the service confirmed Signal Addressing spam is done without analyzing the contents of messages or the relationships between users of the instant messaging application.
And if the user clicks on “Report Spam” Spam and block it”, the one-time use of the spam sender’s smartphone number and anonymous identity will be sent to the service. SignalAnd if the phone number is reported repeatedly, or it appears that it is sending spam messages automatically, it will be asked to solve a puzzle (CAPTCHA) to slow down the automatic spam campaign.
Through these new procedures, the company Open Whisper Systems It opens new avenues for dealing with spam messages, and a separate domain will be allocated to it in the server.