CoyIM

CoyIM

Web site: coy.im
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI, CLI
Programing language: Go
First release: December 10, 2015
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CoyIM – a standalone chat client that focuses on safety and security. It is a self-contained program that runs on Windows, Linux and macOS. CoyIM only supports one chat protocol – XMPP (Jabber). It is built upon xmpp-client and coyim otr3, and adds a graphical user interface and implies safe and secure options by default.

The developers ambition is that it should be possible for even the most high-risk people on the planet to safely use CoyIM, without having to make any configuration changes. To do this, CoyIM has OTR enabled and uses Tor by default. Besides that, it will only use the Tor Onion Service for a known server and also uses TLS and TLS certificates to verify the connection – no configuration required. The implementation is written in the Go language, to avoid many common types of vulnerabilities that come from using unsafe languages.

Main features:
– Support of the latest version of OTR.
– Detection of Tor (if installed) and connection through it.
– Use of Tor Onion Service if it is known by the server in question.
– Use of separate Tor circuits for each account in order to make it harder to tie accounts together.
– Insertion of random delays before connecting to each account in order to make fingerprinting of connections between accounts harder.
– SRV lookup for the server over Tor if available.
– Import of account settings, OTR settings, fingerprints, and private keys from other clients like Pidgin, Adium, Gajim or xmpp-client.
– Saving of all your configuration, including OTR fingerprints and keys, in an encrypted configuration file.

Orbot

Orbot

Web site: guardianproject.info/apps/orbot/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Network Others
Platform: Android
License: 3-clause BSD license
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Java
First release: October 1, 2008
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Orbot – a free proxy app that empowers other apps to use the internet more securely. Orbot uses Tor to encrypt your Internet traffic and then hides it by bouncing through a series of computers around the world.

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. Orbot creates a truly private mobile internet connection.

This tool is used to keep the communications of users anonymized and hidden from governments and third parties that might be monitoring their internet traffic.

Features:
– private web surfing
– private chat messaging
– privacy on Twitter
– privacy for apps
– universal mode
– open-source

Orbot can be configured to transparently proxy all of your Internet traffic through Tor. You can also choose which specific apps you want to use through Tor.

TOR

TOR

Web site: www.torproject.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Network Others
Platform: Android, Linux, OS X, UNIX-like, Windows
License: BSD
Interface: none
Programing language: C, Python, Rust
First release: September 20, 2002
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TOR (The Onion Router) – a free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.

The Tor network is a group of volunteer-operated servers that allows people to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. Tor’s users employ this network by connecting through a series of virtual tunnels rather than making a direct connection, thus allowing both organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy.

Tor is an effective censorship circumvention tool, allowing its users to reach otherwise blocked destinations or content. Tor can also be used as a building block for software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features.

Client applications can use the Tor network by connecting to the local socks proxy interface provided by your Tor instance. If the application itself does not come with socks support, you can use a socks client such as torsocks.

TOR project offers the TOR Browser, a ready to use web browser based on Firefox with TOR application built-in.

Orfox

Orfox

Web site: guardianproject.info/apps/orfox/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Android
License: BSD
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release:
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Orfox – a web browser for Android that enables mobile phone users to have secure communications through the Tor network. Coupled with the Orbot app, Orfox users can have encryption and anonymity on the Internet. In addition, Orfox comes with NoScript and HTTPS Everywhere preinstalled, and a number of security settings are preselected to enhance your protection against malicious websites.

Orfox is built from the same source code as Tor Browser (which is built upon Firefox), but with a few minor modifications to the privacy enhancing features to make them compatible with Firefox for Android and the Android operating system. In as many ways as possible, we will adhere to the design goals of Tor Browser, by supporting as much of their actual code as possible, and extending their work into the additional AF-Droid appndroid components of Firefox for Android.\

Orbot is a free proxy app that empowers other apps to use the internet more securely. Orbot uses Tor to encrypt your Internet traffic and then hides it by bouncing through a series of computers around the world.

Orbot and Orfox are are under developmnet by the Guardian Project.

TOR Messenger

TOR Messenger

Web site: blog.torproject.org/tor-messenger-beta-chat-over-tor-easily
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messenger
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: 2015 ?
Status: Not Active
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TOR Messenger – a cross-platform chat program that aims to be secure by default and sends all of its traffic over Tor. It supports a wide variety of transport networks, including Jabber (XMPP), IRC, Google Talk, Facebook Chat, Twitter, Yahoo, and others; enables Off-the-Record (OTR) Messaging automatically; and has an easy-to-use graphical user interface localized into multiple languages.

Tor Messenger is based on Instantbird, an instant messaging client developed in the Mozilla community.

The Instantbird transport protocols are written in a memory-safe language (JavaScript); it has a graphical user interface and already supports many natural languages; and it’s a XUL application, which means we can leverage both the code (Tor Launcher) and in-house expertise that the Tor Project has developed working on Tor Browser with Firefox. It also has an active and vibrant software developer community that has been very responsive and understanding of our needs. The main feature it lacked was OTR support, which we have implemented and hope to upstream to the main Instantbird repository for the benefit of all Instantbird (and Thunderbird) users.

As of March 2018, Tor Messenger is no longer maintained.

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TOR Browser

TOR Browser

Web site: www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Android, Linux, OpenBSD, OS X, Windows, Portable
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: ?
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The Tor software 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, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked. TOR was originally developed by and for the United States Navy to protect sensitive U.S. government communications.

Tor Browser lets you use Tor on Microsoft Windows, Apple MacOS, or GNU/Linux without needing to install any software. It can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured web browser to protect your anonymity, and is self-contained (portable).

It contains Tor, a modified Firefox ESR, Torbutton, TorLauncher, NoScript, and HTTPS-Everywhere.

Tor Browser is the official internet browser tool of the Tor Network project. This software is aimed at serving users who want to browse in full anonymity, preventing surveillance of any kind. This is achieved by bouncing your communications around a distributed network or relays, making eavesdropping very difficult, if not practically impossible.

Tor Browser can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured web browser to protect your anonymity, and is self-contained (portable).