Uh, well this is interesting.
The self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as Daesh, has taken advantage of the same mobile security measures that many of us lay people have to communicate under the law enforcement radar. Governments have been looking to force messaging services to provide decryption tools for investigators to use in accessing potentially useful exchanges.
In the meantime, while Daesh operatives have had tough goes with finding a stable, accessible encrypted conversation medium impenetrable by investigators. With WhatsApp being pried open and an ally-made app called Telegram taken off its hosting site, it may be Daesh itself to make a solution with an .apk floating around the web named “Alrawi.”
The app’s security features are said to be not as strong as what came with Telegram or is with WhatsApp, but it’s Daesh’s own, not subject to marketplace take-down.
These claims are being made by the Ghost Security Group, the group that initially found Daesh using the Telegram app.