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Anti-Censorship Messaging App
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Guns & Butter
2021-01-06 09:03:00 UTC
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Free Censorship Resistant Messaging App

This regards easy and secure Bitmessage, a free and open-source
communications software.

https://bitmessage.org

Bitmessage is a anonymous, decentralized messaging protocol with a slick
desktop interface reminiscent of Usenet. It's sort of a cross between
usenet, reddit, gnutella, and picture boards.

Bitmessage enables secret, encrypted communication that is immune to
government surveillance and censorship resistant. When you send a
private message it cannot be intercepted or stopped. To stop Bitmessage,
the government would have to turn off the Internet.

Other messaging services rely on a single, central server that can be
taken down without notice. Bitmessage is distributed among many peer
nodes all around the world, eliminating the single point of failure.

With all the big tech censorship lately, don't trust your communication
to a single point of failure. Try Bitmessage.

Link: https://bitmessage.org
Carlos Fenollosa
2021-01-12 08:59:12 UTC
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I would be careful with that software. The last release is almost 3
years old, and all the recent releases are fixing remote code execution
bugs. Is it even maintained anymore?

My recommendation would be to use Signal which is widespread by now, or
the more niche Session (https://getsession.org)

If you want something which is distributed then Tox is the way to go
(https://tox.chat)

Hope that helps.
Post by Guns & Butter
Free Censorship Resistant Messaging App
This regards easy and secure Bitmessage, a free and open-source
communications software.
https://bitmessage.org
Bitmessage is a anonymous, decentralized messaging protocol with a slick
desktop interface reminiscent of Usenet. It's sort of a cross between
usenet, reddit, gnutella, and picture boards.
Bitmessage enables secret, encrypted communication that is immune to
government surveillance and censorship resistant. When you send a
private message it cannot be intercepted or stopped. To stop Bitmessage,
the government would have to turn off the Internet.
Other messaging services rely on a single, central server that can be
taken down without notice. Bitmessage is distributed among many peer
nodes all around the world, eliminating the single point of failure.
With all the big tech censorship lately, don't trust your communication
to a single point of failure. Try Bitmessage.
Link: https://bitmessage.org
Seamus Harlowe
2021-01-12 10:26:39 UTC
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Post by Carlos Fenollosa
I would be careful with that software. The last release is almost 3
years old, and all the recent releases are fixing remote code execution
bugs. Is it even maintained anymore?
Which remote code execution bugs would that be? There was one discovered
and fixed about a year and a half ago. Other than that what other remote
execution bugs would you be referring to?

Do you know something we don't, but should know?

S.H.
Carlos Fenollosa
2021-01-15 17:22:22 UTC
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Post by Seamus Harlowe
Post by Carlos Fenollosa
I would be careful with that software. The last release is almost 3
years old, and all the recent releases are fixing remote code execution
bugs. Is it even maintained anymore?
Which remote code execution bugs would that be? There was one discovered
and fixed about a year and a half ago. Other than that what other remote
execution bugs would you be referring to?
Do you know something we don't, but should know?
S.H.
I only know that which is written on their website.

I mean that, as a software developer, the following facts:

- Last release is 3 years old
- Last 2 releases fix RCEs

are huge red flags for me while choosing a secure messaging system,
especially when there are better alternatives.

However, I don't have a horse in this race. Whoever wishes to use
Bitmessage, that's fine by me.

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