Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Added security 7 : Bitmessage

Bitmessage is not Big Brother's best friend. That much is clear.

My Bitmessage inbox is currently nice and clean. This might change in September.

During my Prism Break Challenge in September I will not use email at all. The reason for this is that with normal email Big Brother can see all my communication. It is possible to encrypt email though. However, it is not as easy as it should be, and despite using encrypted email Big Brother will see whom I am communicating with.

An alternative to sending normal emails is sending messages using a tool called Bitmessage (wiki page):
Bitmessage is a P2P communications protocol used to send encrypted messages to another person or to many subscribers. It is decentralized and trustless, meaning that you need-not inherently trust any entities like root certificate authorities. It uses strong authentication which means that the sender of a message cannot be spoofed, and it aims to hide "non-content" data, like the sender and receiver of messages, from passive eavesdroppers like those running warrantless wiretapping programs.

Bitmessage is very easy to setup and use. It only takes a couple of minutes. Download the program, run it and create a new identity. Then distribute the generated address to your contacts.

My Bitmessage address is:


So if you want to communicate with me in September, please use Bitmessage, and Big Brother will be completely blind (unless he gets full access to mine or yours computer).

My first Bitmessage identity has been created.

And below is what my normal email signature now looks like.

My email signature.

| First Look: Bitmessage – Email for the ParanoidBitmessage: Choice Of A Rightly Paranoid Generation |

1 comment:

  1. UPDATE:

    *Bitmessage to BitChirp*

    The service that lets users anonymously "tweet" their bitmessages to

    The resistance is very much alive there:

    _Love your neighbour. Fight the future. If you are reading this you ARE the resistance._


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