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This Cute Chat Site Could Save Your Life And Help Overthrow Your Government (Wired)

This Cute Chat Site Could Save Your Life And Help Overthrow Your Government (Wired)

Posted Jul 31, 2012 15:44 UTC (Tue) by avheimburg (guest, #75272)
In reply to: This Cute Chat Site Could Save Your Life And Help Overthrow Your Government (Wired) by ekj
Parent article: This Cute Chat Site Could Save Your Life And Help Overthrow Your Government (Wired)

> and the fact that you need to trust the folks running the website

That's the problem: You need not only trust the cryptocat site, you need to trust all the hosts between your PC and the cryptocat site and all the hosts between your chat partner's PC and the site.

It's entirely possible for the any organization that controls internet access to launch a MITM-attack and supply all the poeple in Syria with a "customized" version of cryptocat that sends a copy of everything said to a computer controlled by the government. And there's no easy way for you to check whether you or your chat partner is thusly compromised.


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