Is the voice traffic/SMS encrypted between my phone and RW


I have always wondered whether the voice traffic and SMS are encrypted, and if so, what kind of encryption is used. Since RW encourages people to use publicly available wifi access point, I think it’s important to clarify whether there is a reasonable level of protection to people’s conversations.

I understand that this is not end-to-end encryption, but I consider most public wifi access points to be insecure (or maybe I should say completely compromised) so a bare minimum level of protection is necessary.


Voice is not encrypted.

SMS is encrypted via HTTPS.

Let me also say, and this is just my two cents. If you’re sitting in a location with public wifi, worrying about voice encryption is a little bit silly since you’re by definition have a conversation in a public setting. 50% of your conversation is up for grabs anyway.


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