Privacy concerns easily made the biggest headlines this year, with NSA spying and well… every other government also spying on everyone else pretty much all the time, security breaches at major companies that effected millions of users and hacking being a bigger problem than ever, it’s easy to see why more and more people want to go the extra mile to making sure their data is safe.
BitTorrent Chat may have a solution to one problem, by offering strong encryption on a messaging service. Instead of a username, you’ll have a cryptographic key pair, effectively making it impossible for other people to guess your identity. Security is further enhanced with the use of distributed hast tables (DHTs), which is similar to the underlying technology used in software such as uTorrent. Message requests are passed securely along the network, negating the need for a central server.
The software doesn’t have a release date just yet, but given that they recently called out for Alpha testers we hope it will not be too long.
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