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Forum Post: A Non-email Encrypted Mail System: Swiftcoin

Posted 5 years ago on June 20, 2013, 9:26 a.m. EST by Bitterephe34 (0)
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Just ran into this interesting item over at the PRWeb. It discusses a new method of implementing a decentralized e-mail system that encrypts and secures message content - and heavily obscures the sender/receiver addresses as well.

Sounds rather intriguing... especially now that Big Brother is hoping to eliminate anonymous digital communication. The new messaging protocol may provide privacy advocates a way around their snooping government no matter where they live.

It couldn't come at a better time as governments increasingly demand access to private communications.

PRWeb - http://is.gd/eIkeUi



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[-] 4 points by LeoYo (5909) 5 years ago



What is Tor?

Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis

Why Anonymity Matters

Tor protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location. Tor works with many of your existing applications, including web browsers, instant messaging clients, remote login, and other applications based on the TCP protocol.


[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19985) 5 years ago

''Arrest My Ass & Give Me A Platform'' - I say N.S. mthrfkng A. !!! However - for those serious about their on-line security and confidentiality - please read this important forum-post & Leo's comment and also do try to see : https://www.eff.org/ !!

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[-] 1 points by TechJunkie (3029) from Miami Beach, FL 5 years ago

Switcoin is a closed-source commercial product that you probably shouldn't trust. One of the red flags is this phrase: "spy-proof". There is a big difference between encryption that's secure enough for things like online transactions, and encryption that's secure from a state-backed intelligence agency. It's very unlikely that this company has come up with encryption that the NSA can't crack, especially if they won't name it and it's not peer reviewed. The system is also vulnerable to traffic analysis, even though they come just shy of claiming that it isn't in their marketing materials.

It appears to me to be a snake oil product designed to monopolize on everybody's fears about the NSA. If you really have something that you want to hide from the NSA then Swiftcoin is not your best bet. Use GPG (free) with a really big key.