Posted on Wed 29 July 2015

Cotap is evil

So I get this forwarded from one of our employees:

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject:        You've been added as a contact on Cotap
Date:   Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000
From:   Connections <>
To:     person <> 
See who you know on Cotap

    Cotap is a secure texting app for teams.

        View the COMPANY directory.

Get Started

Are you using WhatsApp, GroupMe, or iMessage to text your coworkers? See
why <> Cotap is
better for work.

Sent by Cotap
| 55 New Montgomery Street #888 | San Francisco, CA 94105

<> |  
Privacy Policy <>

The places where is says “person” had the employee’s email username, the places where I put “company”, it had the company name.

It certainly looks like we signed up for Cotap and let them send out an invitation, doesn’t it?

We didn’t.

I strongly suggest that you not use Cotap. If they’ll send deceptive spam, they can’t be trusted for anything. Certainly not your company’s security.

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