“In keeping with Keeper’s embrace of FIDO U2F support for its password manager last year, the solution employs two-factor authentication including a fingerprint-based login.”
Keeper Security, the company behind the Keeper password manager app, has announced a new secure communications platform called KeeperChat.
It’s a texting service along the lines of WhatsApp, but one that is designed to store messages – including photos and videos – in a secure vault. In keeping with Keeper’s embrace of FIDO U2F support for its password manager last year, the solution employs two-factor authentication including a fingerprint-based login. It also lets users set self-destruct timers for particular messages and media attachments, or simply retract sent messages if they wish, ensuring that sensitive information will disappear without a trace.
In a statement announcing the new solution, Keeper Security CTO and co-founder Craig Lurey was emphatic about the security of the platform, asserting, “Nothing sent or received in KeeperChat could ever be viewed publicly or by anyone except the intended recipient.”
A free version of KeeperChat is available offering up to 1GB of storage, though Keeper says this version offers “limited retraction and self-destruct capabilities.” KeeperChat Plus, meanwhile, starts at $19.99 per year. The app is available on Google Play, iTunes, and the Microsoft Windows 10 app store.