GlobeX Data Ltd. (OTCQB:SWISF) (CSE:SWIS) (“GlobeX” or the “Company”), the leader in Swiss hosted secure data management and secure communications, recently reported that its Latin America partner, América Móvil S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:AMX), has decided to integrate Sekur‘s encrypted messaging and file transfer application, SekurMessengerTelcel, América Móvil’s Mexico mobile division, has requested the integration of GlobeX Data’s SekurMessenger application for immediate sale in Mexico and we expect the integration to be fully completed sometime in November of this year.
SekurMessenger will first be sold by América Móvil’s Telcel mobile operator in Mexico and will retail in Mexico for 99 MXN/user/month. Once sales in Mexico are underway, there are plans to increase coverage to other countries where América Móvil operates through its Claro brand, such as Colombia and other Latin American countries. GlobeX Data and América Móvil are looking at offering a secure and private alternative to other non-secure messaging applications. The market is geared primarily for business users and privacy conscious consumers. Telcel is the largest mobile operator in Mexico, commanding a market share in excess of 70% with over 75 million mobile subscribers and over 5 million of them being business users. América Móvil is the 7th largest telecom operator in the world with over 277 million mobile subscribers in over 20 countries throughout Latin America and Europe.
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WhatsApp has a vast install base of 1.5 billion users in over 180 countries. Most WhatsApp customers use the service daily, including for group chats with friends, family members or co-workers. Such a popular service is subject to scrutiny from privacy activists and cybersecurity researchers.
One of the many Privacy and security features of Sekur is that the user does not register with their phone number, eliminating a huge loophole in security and privacy. Just recently, according to an article written by Lindsey O’Donnell and posted on the website threatpost.com on June 5 2020, it was disclosed that WhatsApp phone numbers and users were searchable on Google, creating a massive security and privacy breach. Earlier in the year, an article was written about a similar flaw affecting all businesses, NGOs, UN and non-profit organizations, where WhatsApp Group members were also compromised and searchable in a reverse engineering trick done on Google.
Recent data breaches in messaging applications and in particular in the WhatsApp application have created a certain urgency for businesses to protect their communications form cyber-attacks and identity theft via mobile devices.
Sekur eliminates many of the privacy and security risks by not only not requiring a phone number, which would divulge a user’s phone device ID, but also by not social engineering a user’s phone or computer contact list and infecting the contacts by default as well. Sekur issues each user a username and a SM number. The SM number is the contact ID a user would disclose in order for other SM users to be added. The service comes with a self-destruct timer and other features as well, including GlobeX’s proprietary VirtualVaults and HeliX technologies with all data stored in Swiss hosted encrypted servers.