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Is Signal a safe and secure app for iPhone? iMessage? Mac?

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I am thinking about using Signal for iPhone communications.

https://signal.org/install/

for end-to-end encryption technology on my iPhone. But, what does this mean for my iMessage? Reading text messages on my MacBook?

How long does it take for a fast PC which a consumer may own, say a gaming PC, to crack the encryption?

Are there better options? Are there any brands which can communicate with other brands? Isn't there a communications/security standard  I should be shopping for rather than a specific software product?
 
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