With a huge rise in reports of scam text messages, The Australian Government is now giving more power to telecommunication companies, which will allow them to shut down SMS scammers who are using the country’s telecom networks.
Companies like Telstra and Optus now have the ability to scan all of your text messages for malicious content in the new anti-scam program.
The new sophisticated technology, including artificial intelligence engines and advanced algorithms, automatically scans all messages to detect spam content on its mobile network. Text messages are examined for suspicious links or similar patterns and characteristics to other messages and are then blocked before even reaching the device.
This feature has already been turned on for every mobile device on the major telecom networks, including those registered with other smaller providers that use the same networks.
While the anti-scam tactics aim to keep Australians safer and reduce the amount of money irretrievably lost to cyber crimes, this technology could also lead to the abuse of these services and reduce the need for warrants to scan and retrieve messages sent between people.
This is a global problem with programmable text messaging APIs that have become popular in recent years.
So, what does this mean for Zucoins?
Luckily for us, the Zucoins transaction code sending process allows multiple ways to transfer, not just through one method or app. This means you can avoid using telecom networks altogether.
So whichever messaging app you have on your phone, Zucoins will allow you to choose how you want to send and receive your coins directly from or to your Zucoin Wallet.
Currently, users are having great success using WhatsApp, Signal and iMessage (on iPhones only), as they are primarily internet-based communication platforms, instead of relying solely on telecom networks. Many users have preferred WhatsApp Messenger in particular, which is also the most popular cross-platform and end-to-end encrypted instant messaging application for smartphones—and best of all, it’s free.
If you are looking for a new messaging service other than SMS, below are the main specifications to look for:
End-to-end encryption – Secure messaging from the moment a message is typed to the time it reaches the receiver. No one else can view the data, either the app maker, internet service providers, or government organisations ensuring security.
Multi-mode communication – This allows you to communicate with others via text, video, and audio calls.
Supportive to multi-platform – Synchronise the messages across any mobile or web app platform.