Google’s RCS is far from iMessage perfection

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iMessage is perhaps the best stage that Apple at any point made — an SMS replacement that may support keeping iPhone clients faithful to iOS than some other application. It works crosswise over gadgets (iPhone, iPad, and Mac), it’s encoded with end-to-end encryption, and it flawlessly handles the progress between ordinary messaging and the rich texting experience we as a whole need. The best part is that carriers have nothing to do with or authority over iMessage. This carries us to Android, where Google has attempted and fizzled for quite a long time to locate a tolerable iMessage alternative. The most obvious opportunity with regards to that consistently happening is RCS (Rich Communication Services), which Google and carriers need to use rather than SMS.

 Shockingly, not exclusively is RCS not end-to-end encryption like iMessage, however, incidentally, it’s likewise a bad dream with regards to other client information security and protection practices.

Analysts from SRLabs disclosed to Motherboard that the first RCS usage needs consistency with regards to security efforts. Client information is in danger of being undermined, as RCS can be misused in certain business sectors to uncover the content of instant messages and calls or pinpoint the area of the client.

The issue isn’t with the RCS standard, however, the manner in which it’s executed by mobile administrators. RCS is intended to offer a similar rich messaging experience as iMessage and should turn into a default application on Android handsets. Apple hasn’t declared help for RCS as of now. Google, in the interim, is driving its very own variant of RCS.

“Everybody seems to get it wrong right now, but in different ways,” security research Karsten Nohl told the blog. “We find that is actually a step backwards for a lot of networks.”

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