The program does not collect data about its users and does not show any advertising. Roman Priebe explains the philosophy behind this. "We want to give control of their own data back to the users. The NSA revelations have shown how difficult it is for individuals to protect their privacy on the Internet. Up to now, for programs that actually offer secure encryption, so much prior knowledge is required that they are basically used only by IT professionals." Mynigma is a simple and reliable alternative.
As opposed to popular programs, Mynigma uses real device-to-device encryption. The code required for decrypting remains on one's own device at all times; only the sender and the receiver can open the message. In addition, the subject line of an email is encrypted. The team uses a decentralized procedure for key exchange that was developed by Professor Volker Roth who leads the Secure Identity Group at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Freie Universität.
The company founders are financing their project through the sale of a business version. For a monthly fee, companies can use it with little effort to protect their trade secrets, contracts, budgets, and customer data. Through donations, private users can support the development of new Mynigma versions for other devices.