Any interest in remailers, nyms, a.a.m etc?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by mirimir, Feb 28, 2013.

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  1. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    It's very old-school, but enough infrastructure survives to be usable.

    Remailers comprise a high-latency onion routing network for messages. By default, messages are anonymous and one-way. But reply blocks can be added, which direct replies to alt.anonymous.messages (aka a.a.m). Replies are encrypted to your public gpg key (in addition to whatever end-to-end encryption that you and your correspondent use) and are tagged with a one-way hash of your secret "this is my message" phrase.

    Also, new versions of Quicksilver Lite and Quicksilver AAM are fairly easy to set up and use. QSL send messages, and QSA gets all messages from a.a.m, and determines which of them are yours.

    They're both Windows programs, but they work well in Wine on Linux. Also, the Quicksilver folks have .onion entries to their nymserver and news server, so you can do the whole thing via Tor. Finally, QSL and QSA work well in Whonix with Wine.

    Is anyone interested in more on how to do this?
     
  2. SafetyFirst

    SafetyFirst Registered Member

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    Yes! Share your knowledge and improve your karma. :D
     
  3. happyyarou666

    happyyarou666 Registered Member

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    remailers , hell , bring it on mirimir, not sure for what id use it thou , lols
     
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  4. mirimir

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    There is that issue ;)

    Anyone we know from Wilders is already far too well correlated with us.

    We'll just need to make friends in more anonymous spaces ;)
     
  5. happyyarou666

    happyyarou666 Registered Member

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    i see , you have a point , lols ,
     
  6. adrelanos

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    Add me to the list of interested people. :)

    Will follow this topic...
     
  7. ComputerSaysNo

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    "NERDS" and their re-mailers :thumb:
     
  8. PaulyDefran

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    Used QuickSilver off and on, for years. Don't find a need for it anymore, and haven't used it in years, but it's good to know, and keep in the tool box. I find Countermail a good compromise between sec/anon and usability. But have at it! I may check out the new QS option. There was PrivateIdaho too, IIRC. Anyone remember that nym based service ZeroKnowledge, out of Canada? 9/11 ruined them.

    PD
     
  9. mirimir

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    OK, I'll do it. Not sure how soon, though.
     
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