HTLlraNswSV6QXU1nVGCJQ! Oh, I mean "Hello, world!"
Why do modern messengers have end-to-end encryption but modern video conferences do not? Do they use another Internet? Or do they just not care about security. We decided to be a bit different and are proudly presenting you xroom.app's end-to-end encryption feature.
Our first public version only covers text exchange in the chat. During the next weeks we will collect performance data and possible bugs and will extend E2EE further to files, audio and finally to video.
We have even built in a simple way to mitigate Man-in-the-middle attacks. Simply click the new shield icon on your peer to see a short representation of their public key. If you feel unsafe spell it to them and ask to confirm they have the same on their own video. If a malevolent party attacks your session you will clearly see it.
This security measure will not be compatible with social media streaming or any other future gateways. Unfortunately or luckily 3rd parties are not able to decode your media and are thus not able to stream it anywhere. With boosters the compatibilty will however persist because boosters do not care whether they pump encrypted content or not.