Online privacy tool: Encrypt conversations using online chatroom Cryptocat

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by lotuseclat79, Jul 9, 2011.

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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  2. Dude111

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    Thats nice Tom but how can ya be shure you can trust them?
     
  3. DasFox

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    Not much in the way of a website... :(

    https://crypto.cat/

    I wouldn't not trust this to anyone at all, looks cheesy...
     
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    What is it exactly that you don't like about the service? Be specific. And I have to tell you, I'll be surprised if I get a clear, definitive answer from you.
     
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    I wasn't pointing out the service, I was pointing out the site...

    I'm certainly not saying this person is not putting his best foot forward and trying to offer something decent. I'm just saying that based on what I'm looking at and reading, I'm not going to connect to it and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone either...
     
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    That's even worse than your first response. You like to manufacture these little conundrums, don't you? It's like a fetish or something. It seems like you want someone to notice and stop you.

    But I think this thread was intended for a critique of Cryptocat on the merits.
     
  7. Dude111

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    I tried it and it didnt work [​IMG]

    I entered a roomname and clicked create and it just loaded the same page!
     
  8. DasFox

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    No sorry I'm trying to give back some feedback...

    Are we honestly going to say as people that pride ourselves in matters of security that we would trust a site that looks like that?

    Yes there is a saying you can't judge a book by it's cover, but when it comes to security and your computer you better learn to start...

    Do you understand a little now?

    Sorry if I've made this confusing and I'm not looking for any spotlights, I'm just a geek with experience trying to share is all...


    THANKS
     
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    You can't judge a book by it's cover, especially in security. Aesthetics doesn't matter, it's the code that's important. If people followed your horrid advice, they'd believe in Fake AVs and every other social engineering trick.
     
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    With judging the cover, having good experience you can come pretty darn close and that's all it takes...

    Right now you're judging me based on my lame reply and I apologize I didn't explain better, so in reality you are doing to me what you say you can't...

    I'll be honest I didn't really go into much depth here and I certainly made it seem like I'm just looking at something and saying that looks like crap and therefore I don't trust it based on that and that alone.

    I'm just saying you have to use all your senses and best judgment here and in time with experience you'll catch on better to using your sense of sight for the internet...

    It's not horrid advise I just didn't explain myself very well and I apologize for that.

    I hope I explained myself better this time...

    Cheers :)
     
  11. lotuseclat79

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    Hi DasFox,

    I was once criticized for my very plain looking black and white slides by a marketing type that had all the bells an whistles in their own presentation such types use to further the "wow" factor in presentations. The classs instructor countered (to defend my approach) that my presentation was jam packed with actual content!

    In any case, I would advise everyone when asked or not what they think (even if they don't think first before they speak/or write) to look underneath the hood first to see what they have!

    -- Tom
     
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    Why would anyone need this when we have OTR - off the record plugin for psi, pidgin
     
  13. DasFox

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    Yes of course you have to look under the hood, I'm not discounting that, I was saying before, use all your senses when online, and as Geeks, sight is one of them when checking out a website too. :)

    Cheers
     
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    LOL. Like I said before. Point, set, and match.
     
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    And what is that suppose to mean?

    If you're going sit here and tell us you're a Geek and you can't even use your SENSE of SIGHT to look at something, well then I don't know what to tell you, you've probably never SEEN before a ROGUE site to know what I'm talking about...

    Why don't you go READ about rogue websites if you think I'm talking crap!

    https://encrypted.google.com/#pq=ro...gc.r_pw.&fp=44eb8ccc40613db6&biw=1366&bih=601

    Of course to the unexperienced, untrained eye this isn't going to amount to much and I was never talking about just anyone being able to look at a site and tell, I was talking in reference to being very experienced...

    To the experienced trained eye of a Geek this is not BULL! ;)
     
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