CryptoBox project: Making the Web more anonymous
Source: NewsForge - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Security Projects A quiet project hosted on SourceForge.net is attempting to give Internet users a level of anonymity that hasn't yet been achieved. Founders of the CryptoBox project are dedicating it to Internet users in censorship-happy countries who face getting prosecuted for sharing . . . A quiet project hosted on SourceForge.net is attempting to give Internet users a level of anonymity that hasn't yet been achieved. Founders of the CryptoBox project are dedicating it to Internet users in censorship-happy countries who face getting prosecuted for sharing their beliefs.

The CryptoBox developers are working on an ultra-secure, decentralized instant messaging application that could also be used to encrypt other types of online transmissions, such as email and file sharing. Project founder Nikola Bobic, a graduate student and part-time instructor at the University of Ottawa's School of Information Technology and Engineering, makes no guarantees that his software will be perfectly secure --- like many security experts, he admits there is no such thing -- but his goal is to make the program as secure as humanly possible.

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