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.

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+,

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.

Tribler

Tribler

Web site: tribler.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Peer2Peer Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Python
First release: 2009
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Tribler – a research project of Delft University of Technology. Tribler was created over nine years ago as a new open source Peer-to-Peer file sharing program.

Tribler is the first client which continuously improves upon the aging BitTorrent protocol from 2001 and addresses its flaws. It was expanded with, amongst others, streaming from magnet links, keyword search for content, channels and reputation-management. All these features are implemented in a completely distributed manner, not relying on any centralized component. Still, Tribler manages to remain fully backwards compatible with BitTorrent.

Tribler is available for Linux, Windows, and OS X.

Soulseek

Soulseek

Web site: soulseekqt.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: Peer2Peer Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware, Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, Qt
First release: 1999
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Soulseek – an ad-free, spyware free, just plain free file sharing network for Windows, Mac and Linux. Its rooms, search engine and search correlation system make it easy for you to find people with similar interests, and make new discoveries.

Soulseek is a program for exchanging music on the Internet. You can search for music according to various criteria: genre of interest, song title or album name. The application is enriched with a chat function, thanks to which we can talk with other program users.

The original Soulseek user base around 2000 was composed mostly of members of the IDM mailing list, and most of the music first found on Soulseek was underground electronic music or music created by the users themselves.

The screenshot source: Wikipedia; author: Ceedub88; License: GNU GPL.

FrostWire

FrostWire

Web site: frostwire.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Peer2Peer Clients
Platform: Android, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Java
First release: September 2004
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FrostWire – an open-source BitTorrent client and a media player, started as a fork of LimeWire.

Features:
– In-App Search – Connect to many different torrent search engines as well as Cloud sources to find millions of public domain, creative commons and free downloadable files. See the search results within the app itself – not in the browser.
– Preview & Play while you download – Stream files from the cloud before you download. Start playing the BitTorrent media downloads way before transfers are complete.
– Download Only The Files You Want – Download any file with just one click – select a single file from a torrent or download the entire torrent package.
– Media Player & Library – Easily access, browse and play all your media in one place. Create playlists and listen to your music in a car using the built-in gesture-based audio player for Android.
– Localized for 20+ languages.
– Multiplatform: Android, Windows, Mac, Linux.