Pushbullet Gains End-to-end Encryption

By 09:54 Mon, 26 Jul 2021 Comments

Pushbullet has announced that it's starting to support end-to-discontinue encryption for the main features of its apps. End-to-discontinue encryption will work for notification mirroring, universal copy & paste, and SMS.

All of this information has been transmitted over https even before today, so it couldn't have been peeked at by malicious individuals. But the data was still readable by Pushbullet.

Not anymore. With end-to-discontinue encryption, the data is encrypted before it leaves your device, and is only decrypted after it's received by another of your devices. So Pushbullet servers do nothing but forward encrypted data.

To set this up, you have to choose a password, which is used to derive a key that will encrypt your data, and manually enter this password on all of your devices. The functionality is now limited to the company's apps for Android and Windows, and its Chrome extension. That said, iOS support is promised to come soon alongside Mac, Opera, Safari, and Firefox.




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