Rclone

Rclone

Web site: rclone.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, Plan9, Solaris, Windows
License: MIT
Interface: CLI
Programing language: Go
First release: July 2014
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Rclone – a command line program to manage files on cloud storage. It is a feature rich alternative to cloud vendors’ web storage interfaces. Over 40 cloud storage products support rclone including S3 object stores, business & consumer file storage services, as well as standard transfer protocols.

Rclone has powerful cloud equivalents to the unix commands rsync, cp, mv, mount, ls, ncdu, tree, rm, and cat. Rclone’s familiar syntax includes shell pipeline support, and –dry-run protection. It is used at the command line, in scripts or via its API.

Virtual backends wrap local and cloud file systems to apply encryption, caching, compression chunking and joining.

Rclone mounts any local, cloud or virtual filesystem as a disk on Windows, macOS, linux and FreeBSD, and also serves these over SFTP, HTTP, WebDAV, FTP and DLNA.

Rclone is widely used on Linux, Windows and Mac. Third party developers create innovative backup, restore, GUI and business process solutions using the rclone command line or API.

Rclone does the heavy lifting of communicating with cloud storage.

Features:
– Transfers:
** MD5, SHA1 hashes are checked at all times for file integrity
** Timestamps are preserved on files
** Operations can be restarted at any time
** Can be to and from network, e.g. two different cloud providers
** Can use multi-threaded downloads to local disk
– Copy new or changed files to cloud storage
– Sync (one way) to make a directory identical
– Move files to cloud storage deleting the local after verification
– Check hashes and for missing/extra files
– Mount your cloud storage as a network disk
– Serve local or remote files over HTTP/WebDav/FTP/SFTP/dlna
– Experimental Web based GUI

Mailpile

Mailpile

Web site: mailpile.is
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: AGPL
Interface: Web interface
Programing language: Python
First release: September 13, 2014
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Mailpile – a free and ope-source web e-mail client which runs on your desktop or laptop computer and you interact with it by using your web browser. The goal of Mailpile is to allow people to send e-mail in a more secure and private manner than before.

Mailpile is an effort to reclaim private communication on the Internet. A project to rescue our personal lives from the proprietary cloud and prevent our conversations from being strip-mined for corporate profit and government surveillance. Mailpile is taking e-mail back.

The project started out as a search engine in 2011.

OnionShare

OnionShare

Web site: onionshare.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Peer2Peer Clients, IM
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Python
First release: 2014
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OnionShare – an open source tool that lets you securely and anonymously share files, host websites, and chat with friends using the Tor network.

Third parties don’t have access to anything that happens in OnionShare. Using OnionShare means hosting services directly on your computer. When sharing files with OnionShare, they are not uploaded to any server. If you make an OnionShare chat room, your computer acts as a server for that too. This avoids the traditional model of having to trust the computers of others.

Network eavesdroppers can’t spy on anything that happens in OnionShare in transit. The connection between the Tor onion service and Tor Browser is end-to-end encrypted. This means network attackers can’t eavesdrop on anything except encrypted Tor traffic. Even if an eavesdropper is a malicious rendezvous node used to connect the Tor Browser with OnionShare’s onion service, the traffic is encrypted using the onion service’s private key.

Anonymity of OnionShare users are protected by Tor. OnionShare and Tor Browser protect the anonymity of the users. As long as the OnionShare user anonymously communicates the OnionShare address with the Tor Browser users, the Tor Browser users and eavesdroppers can’t learn the identity of the OnionShare user.

If an attacker learns about the onion service, it still can’t access anything. Prior attacks against the Tor network to enumerate onion services allowed the attacker to discover private .onion addresses. If an attack discovers a private OnionShare address, a password will be prevent them from accessing it (unless the OnionShare user chooses to turn it off and make it public). The password is generated by choosing two random words from a list of 6800 words, making 6800², or about 46 million possible passwords. Only 20 wrong guesses can be made before OnionShare stops the server, preventing brute force attacks against the password.

Communicating the OnionShare address might not be secure. Communicating the OnionShare address to people is the responsibility of the OnionShare user. If sent insecurely (such as through an email message monitored by an attacker), an eavesdropper can tell that OnionShare is being used. If the eavesdropper loads the address in Tor Browser while the service is still up, they can access it. To avoid this, the address must be communicated securely, via encrypted text message (probably with disappearing messages enabled), encrypted email, or in person. This isn’t necessary when using OnionShare for something that isn’t secret.

Communicating the OnionShare address might not be anonymous. Extra precautions must be taken to ensure the OnionShare address is communicated anonymously. A new email or chat account, only accessed over Tor, can be used to share the address. This isn’t necessary unless anonymity is a goal.

Tutanota

Tutanota Desktop

Web site: tutanota.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows, Web client
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, JavaScript, HTML
First release: 2014
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Tutanota – a secure email service and client with built-in end-to-end encryption that enables you to communicate securely with anyone on all your devices.

The secure desktop clients with built-in encryption is available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS (mobile versions for Android and iOS are also available, as well as a web client). The Tutanota secure email service with automatic encryption has been published in March 2014. The Tutanota desktop clients enable you to use Tutanota directly from your computer without the need of a browser.

IM+ Instant Messenger

IM+

Web site: shape.ag
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS, Windows Phone
License: Proprietary, Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: June 2014
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IM+ Instant Messenger (previously: Sicher) – an all-in-one app for messaging, social networking, and crypto. It lets you chat on Telegram, Google Talk and Messenger while checking your Facebook and Twitter feeds and Coinbase exchange rates. IM+ supports multiple accounts per service and saves you a lot of time and space on your iPhone and iPad.

IM+ supports following services: Twitter, Google Talk, Telegram, Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Skype, Tinder, Coinbase, Binance, Jabber, LinkedIn, Gmail, ChatWork, ICQ, VKontakte, Mail.Ru Agent, Odnoklassniki, Gadu-Gadu, SINA Weibo, Renren. On iPad IM+ supports additionally WhatsApp, WeChat, and Slack.

Features:
– Multiple accounts per service
– Push notifications in Google Talk, Gmail, Twitter DMs, and Jabber
– Create personal and geo statuses
– P2P encrypted messaging
– Bitcoin, Ether and other coin exchange rates
– No disturbing push in web services. Check your updates when you want them.

Ricochet

Ricochet

Web site: ricochet.im
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: BSD
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: June 2014
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Ricochet IM (previously: Torsion IM) – an instant messaging software project developed by John Brooks and later by Invisible.im group.

Ricochet is a different approach to instant messaging that doesn’t trust anyone in protecting your privacy.
– Eliminate metadata. Nobody knows who you are, who you talk to, or what you say.
– Stay anonymous. Share what you want, without sharing your identity and location.
– Nobody in the middle. There are no servers to monitor, censor, or hack.
– Safe by default. Security isn’t secure until it’s automatic and easy to use.

Ricochet uses the Tor network to reach your contacts without relying on messaging servers. It creates a hidden service, which is used to rendezvous with your contacts without revealing your location or IP address. Everything is encrypted end-to-end, so only the intended recipient can decrypt it, and anonymized, so nobody knows where it’s going and where it came from.

Ricochet is an experiment. Security and anonymity are difficult topics, and you should carefully evaluate your risks and exposure with any software.

The latest version 1.1.4 was released November 2016.

Wire

Wire

Web site: wire.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients, Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows, Web Browser
License: GPL, AGPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: December 3, 2014
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Wire – an open-source, encrypted collaboration suite featuring messenger, voice calls, video calls, conference calls, file-sharing, and external collaboration.

Wire provides the strongest security for organizations looking to protect their communications and document sharing. End-to-end encryption gives you the confidence to talk, message, and share across teams and with clients, through a single app that’s available on all of your devices.

Wire is 100% open-source and independently audited — with an option to be tested against existing security and governance frameworks. Built to scale to tens of millions of users, Wire is ISO, CCPA, GDPR, and SOX-ready.

Wire is actively leading the work on extending its security standards to become the norm for protecting organizations’ digital assets. Messaging Layer Security (MLS) is a new protocol designed to firm up the security of enterprise messaging platforms by employing end-to-end encryption within group communication.

Wire’s secure cloud collaboration solution is available in a range of deployment options, offering organizations a way to deploy the technology either in the cloud, private cloud or on-premises.

Wire offers three solutions:
– Wire Pro – One tool to consolidate all collaboration needs.
– Wire Enterprise – Wire Pro’s solution for large-scale or regulated organizations.
– Wire Red – Wire’s unique on-demand crisis collaboration suite.

Antox

Antox

Web site: github.com/Antox/Antox
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Scala
First release: March 2014
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Antox – an Android 4+ client for project Tox – secure peer to peer messaging. It aims to bring the full multimedia support Tox offers to your device, although it’s still currently in heavy development. Antox is currently available for alpha testing on Google Play and F-Droid.

It supports for stickers, geo-location, and other services offered by competing instant messaging applications are currently being decided upon.

Features:
– One to one messaging
– File transfers
– Avatars
– Partial A/V support

The project founder is Mark Winter.

The last version of Antox was released in 2014.

4K Video Downloader

4K Video Downloader

Web site: 4kdownload.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Download Managers
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Shareware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: May 12, 2014
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4K Video Downloader – a shareware application for downloading video and audio from popular websites YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Facebook, Flickr, and Metacafe, developed by a Russian company Open Media LLC.

Features:
– Save entire YouTube playlists and channels in following formats: MP4, MKV, M4A, MP3, FLV, 3GP.
– Subscribe to YouTube Channels within the application and get latest videos automatically downloaded.
– Download and extract YouTube subtitles to .srt format or embed ones for single video or entire playlist in one click.
– Download video in HD 1080p, HD 720p, 4K, and 8K resolution and play the high definition videos on HD TV, iPad, IPhone, Galaxy Edge and other devices.

Transmit

Transmit

Web site: panic.com/transmit/
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Transfer
Platform: OS X
License: Proprietary, Trialware
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: 2014

Transmit – a proprietary file transfer tool developed by Panic INC. and available to macOS users.

Transmit has a clean “dual-pane” interface with tons of very nice features like File Sync, which can mirror remote and local (or, now, local and local) files in one click.

Transmit 5 can connect to lots of different server types and cloud services. For example, Amazon S3 dramatically changed the way files are served on the internet, and Transmit is a great way to manage your Amazon S3 buckets.

Transmit 5 now includes Panic Sync, a secure and fast way to sync your sites. The File Sync feature adds support for local-to-local and remote-to-remote sync, while also giving you more fine-grained control. It also takes great care to let you organize your Servers for fast access. And with Panic Sync, you can sync them to all of your computers.