How secure is Minilock?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by rpk2006, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. rpk2006

    rpk2006 Registered Member

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    I just came across a Chrome browser extension called "Minilock". It probably uses Salsa20 cipher and is incredibly simple to use.

    Has anyone used this app.? What are your observations?
     
  2. dogbite

    dogbite Registered Member

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    I have used it for a while. While I am not a security expert and I cannot comment on it, I have found it very easy and friendly to use, much better than GPG for exchanging secure messages (create a minilock txt file and send it..). It's from the same developer of Cryptocat, Nadim Kobeissi.
     
  3. Tadoussac

    Tadoussac Registered Member

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    I've been playing with this for a while too. I like it a lot, but I believe the developer abandoned it almost 1 year ago. No updates, and not much of an active community. So its long term effectiveness against attack is unknown.

    I think Mr. Kobeissi left minilock and headed off to Peerio (encrypted file sharing); and then left that project too.

    Head scratcher ...
     
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