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.

Viper

Viper

Web site: github.com/LeFroid/Viper-Browser
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, Qt
First release: January 2019
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Viper Browser – a free, open source, lightweight, privacy-focused Qt5 web browser using QtWebEngine and designed for Linux platform.

Features:
– All development is done with a focus on privacy, minimalism, and customization ability
– Bookmark management
– Built-in ad blocker, compatible with AdBlock Plus and uBlock Origin filters
– Cookie viewer, editor, and support for cookie filters (QtWebEngine 5.11+ only)
– Compatible with Pepper Plugin API
– Custom user agent support
– Fast and lightweight
– Fullscreen support
– Granular control over browser settings and web permissions
– Gives the user control over their data, no invasions of privacy like other browsers are known to do..
– GreaseMonkey-style UserScript support
– Multiple options for home page- any URL, blank page, or a card layout page with favorite and most visited websites
– PDF.js embedded into the browser
– Save and restore browsing sessions, local tab history, pinned tabs
– Secure AutoFill manager (disabled by default)
– Tab drag-and-drop support for HTML links, local files, other browser window tabs, etc
– Tab hibernation / wake up support
– Traditional browser UI design instead of WebUI and chromium-based interfaces

The project founder is Timothy Vaccarelli.

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.

Interlink Mail & News

Interlink

Web site: binaryoutcast.com/projects/interlink/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Mozilla
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: December 6, 2018
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Interlink Mail & News – a free e-mail client based on open source community code built on the Unified XUL Platform.

It is available for Microsoft Windows and Linux (with other operating systems in development). The client focuses on efficiency with carefully selected features and optimizations to improve stability and user experience, while offering full customization and a growing collection of extensions and themes to make the client truly your own.

Features:
– E-mail with POP and IMAP Support
– Newsgroup Support
– RSS Feed Reader
– Customizable Interface
– Choice of Tabbed or Windowed modes
– Adaptive Junk Mail Controls
– Basic OpenSearch Engine Support
– Global and Local Message Search Support
– Integrated Calendar Extension
– Advanced Account Setup and Management
– OAuth2 Authentication Support
– Multiple Profile Support
– Extension Support
– Full Theming Support

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Ambassador

Ambassador

Web site: github.com/Ascrod/ambassador/
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Mozilla Public License 2.0
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: 2018
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Ambassador – a fork of the Mozilla IRC application known as ChatZilla, built on UXP and produced for UXP-based applications. It features a simple, straighforward interface with a number of options for customization and extensibility. It is available as an add-on compatible with other applications built upon UXP, and as a stand-alone package that can be installed and run independently of a browser.

The add-on is compatible with Pale Moon and Basilisk, and is available from the Pale Moon Add-ons Site. The stand-alone application is compatible with Windows 7 (or later) 32-bit and 64 bit, and Linux 64-bit. ZIP archives and installers are available for Windows, and a tarball archive is available for Linux.

Ambassador includes most of the features found in ChatZilla, along with some unique features of its own:
– IRCv3 support
– Password management
– A window for viewing secure connection details
– An editor for the built-in networks list
– CTCP request notifications
– Several new commands
– Emoji support
– Removed CEIP

AdiIRC

AdiIRC

Web site: adiirc.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: Linux (via Wine), OS X (via Wine), Windows
License: Proprietary, Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C#, .NET Framework
First release: 2005
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AdiIRC – a freeware IRC client with multiserver support and a highly customizable interface. It offers all the standard IRC features including private chats, basic Identd features, system information, SSL, IPv6, chat logging and DCC Chat/Transfers.

It also offers now playing support for various media players, advanced scripting, themes, MTS themes, plugins, and dockable/undockable activity monitors that lets you monitor many channels at once. The program stores all it`s settings in text files and does not require an installation.

Features:
– Threaded Multiservers
– System Informations
– DCC Chat/File Transfers
– Passive DCC Chat/File Transfers
– DCC (SCHAT/SSEND) secure Chat/File Transfers
– Fullscreen
– Opacity and Transparency
– Background Images
– Full Message Logging
– Easy Message Search
– SSL/TLS/STARTTLS/STS/IPV6 Connections
– Advanced scripting
– Advanced plugins API
– MTS Themes
– Theme packs Icons fonts colors sounds emoticons scripts
– Monitor Panels
– Spellchecker
– Adjustable nick column
– identd/DDE/Proxy support
– Nicklist/Treebar/Windows icons
– Advanced server list
– SASL support
– IRCv3 compatible
– Emoticons/Animated Emoticons
– Inline images/Animated gifs
– Colored emojis
– Blowfish
– Configurable Shortcuts
– Extremely configureable

AdiIRC requires Microsoft .NET 4.5 Runtime or higher installed which should already be installed if you are running Windows 7+,

Tixati

Tixati

Web site: tixati.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Peer2Peer Clients
Platform: Linux, Windows
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: June 27, 2009
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Tixati – a peer-to-peer file sharing program that uses the BitTorrent protocol. This protocol allows many peers to form a cooperative swarm and download very large files with great efficiency.

Tixati is one of the most advanced and flexible BitTorrent clients available. And unlike many other clients, Tixati contains NO SPYWARE, NO ADS, and NO GIMMICKS.

Tixati has the following features:
– detailed views of all aspects of the swarm, including peers, pieces, files, and trackers
– support for magnet links, so no need to download .torrent files if a simple magnet-link is available
– super-efficient peer choking/unchoking algorithms ensure the fastest downloads
– peer connection encryption for added security
– full DHT (Distributed Hash Table) implementation for trackerless torrents, including detailed message traffic graphs and customizable event logging
– advanced bandwidth charting of overall traffic and per-transfer traffic, with separate classification of protocol and file bytes, and with separate classification of outbound traffic for trading and seeding
– highly flexible bandwidth throttling, including trading/seeding proportion adjustment and adjustable priority for individual transfers and peers
– bitfield graphs that show the completeness of all downloaded files, what pieces other peers have available, and the health of the overall swarm
– customizable event logging for each download, and individual event logs for all peers within the swarm
– expert local file management functions which allow you to move files to a different partition even while downloading is still in progress
– 100% compatible with the BitTorrent protocol
– Windows and Linux-GTK native versions available

iMule

iMule

Web site: imule.i2p (IP2 has to be installed)
Category: Network
Subcategory: Peer2Peer Clients
Platform: Linux, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: 2003
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iMule (invisible Mule) – a free and open-source anonymous P2P file sharing utility which connects through the anonymous I2P network and the Kad network.

To work iMule needs I2P in order to secure and grant anonymous exchanges.

Download and Share Files without revealing your IP-Adress or our Identity. Safe and Secure, just Anonymous File sharing. Based on the Anonymity Network I2P (Invisible Internet Project) Imule is protecting you while Downloading and Sharing Files.

uTorrent

uTorrent

Web site: utorrent.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Peer2Peer Clients
Platform: Android, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Proprietary, Adware
Interface: GUI, Web interface
Programing language: C++
First release: September 18, 2005
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μTorrent (or: uTorrent) – a proprietary BitTorrent client developed since 2005 by BitTorrent, Inc.

Features:
– Stream Instantly – Watch or preview torrents as they download, without waiting for the completed file.
– Convert, download and play in many formats – µTorrent Pro includes an HD media player or convert to play on any mobile device.
– Premium New Features – µTorrent Pro is always adding new features. Enjoy them at no extra cost.
– Anti-Virus Protection – Keep your PC safe by automatically scanning downloads for viruses and malware.
– Early Access – Gain access to updates and cutting-edge features before anyone else.
– No Ads – As a Pro user and a supporter of µTorrent, you can enjoy an ad-free experience.

WireShare

WireShare

Web site: sourceforge.net/projects/wireshare/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Peer2Peer Clients
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Java
First release: October 28, 2010
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WireShare – an open source peer2peer multiplatform client. Formerly entitled LimeWire Pirate Edition(LPE), WireShare is the newest fork of the original LimeWire open source project. Our sole intention is to create and maintain a bona fide continuation of the project. All work is undertaken on a pro bono basis. The name was changed for legal reasons.

Features:
– Ease of use. Just install, run, and search.
– Ability to search by artist, title, genre, or other meta-information.
– Elegant multiple search tabbed interface.
– “Swarm” downloads from multiple hosts help you get files faster.
– Utilizes “ultrapeer” technology that reduces bandwidth requirements for most users.
– Integrated chat.
– Browse host feature. Even works through firewalls.
– Can connect to the network using GWebCache, a distributed connection system.
– Automatic local network searches for lightning-fast downloads. If you’re on a corporate or university network, download files from other users on the same network almost instantaneously!
– Share files privately with Friends.
– Download and share torrents.
– Support for MAGNET links that allow you to click on web page links that access Gnutella.
– No adware, spyware, or advertising.