On June 7, 2014, the Al-Fajr Technical Committee (FTC) released an Android version of its ‘Amn Al-Mujahid (“The Mujahid’s Security”) encryption program. The FTC also announced the launching of its new website – alfajrtaqni.net.
Snapshot from FTC’s new website
The FTC was established in September 2012. It is comprised of an unknown number of individuals with various technical backgrounds. In December 2013, the FTC launched the first version of its encryption program ‘Amn Al-Mujahid. ‘Amn Al-Mujahid followed a number of other encryption programs that have been deployed by jihadis in recent years. For a comprehensive review of those, see MEMRI’s Inquiry & Analysis report No. 1086, Al-Qaeda’s Embrace Of Encryption Technology – Part II: 2011-2014, And The Impact Of Edward Snowden, April 25, 2014.
Commenting about its new Android app, the FTC wrote on its website: “Your brothers in the Technical Committee, which belongs to Al-Fajr [media] center, were able to write the ‘Amn Al-Mujahid program. The ‘Amn Al-Mujahid program is characterized by a strong encryption, and it is the best aid for the brothers since it follows the technological advancements [in the field]. The encryption scheme of the program [can be] easily developed and updated [further] if necessary. That is in addition to the program being able to run on mobile phones. Add to that the technological experience… of the brothers in the [Al-Fajr] Technical Committee in the field of encryption, and which made this program more secure. The ‘Amn Al-Mujahid program has been provided with a 4096bit public key [encryption]… making it the most secure system among the other [encryption] algorithms.”
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