Qabel - a cryptography platform

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by quietman, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. quietman

    quietman Registered Member

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    This looks interesting .

    So far only available for Windows 8.1 and above , and Android ( with Linux and OSX to come )

    Any thoughts ?
     
  2. mirimir

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    I'm a little nervous about that. It's sounds custom. And custom is typically considered bad. But maybe this is OK.

    Also, this is not fully open source: https://qabel.de/en/faq#849
     
  3. quietman

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    My thoughts also .

    The general academic opinion seems to be that home-brewed encryption is " a very bad idea " ,
    even for cryptographers !
    A bit like using matches to search for gas leaks :)

    But I think it's worth watching to see how things develop.
    Likewise with Subgraph ..... I don't want it right now , but I might in future.
     
  4. mlauzon

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    Android is a Linux distro, so how come it's not out for other Linux distros.
     
  5. quietman

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    Sorry but I can't answer that one for you .

    What I wrote came directly from looking around their website to see what was available for download.

    I know nothing more than that ..... it was the overall concept that got my attention.