Software Spotlight: Bitmessage

One of the latest application made with python. Definitely worth checking out. Do share your views in the comments below.

The Linux Cauldron

Bitmessage is one cool piece of software.  There are a lot of good things about it, but also a few pitfalls to watch out for.  In concept, Bitmessage is a P2P communications protocol in which you can send encrypted messages to others through special IDs or “subscribers.”  Being decentralized in nature, it is a much desired messaging system for those who do not wish to be identified.  Bitmessage is built on Python, enabling it to be cross-platform.

Authentication is strong and a paramount feature of the software, deterring spoof attacks and avoids storage of “non-content” data from the sender and receiver.  This includes identifying information that may finger either side.  In doing so, Bitmessage sidesteps eavsdroppers and wiretappers who are clawing at breadcrumbs for potential “threats.”

The one thing that is not quite there yet is an audit of the software itself.  Bitmessage carefully puts this disclaimer right on the…

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