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May 21, 2014, 03:30:15 AM
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Bitmessage claim to be a Secure messaging system better than emails
https://bitmessage.org/wiki/Main_Page

Has anybody review its source code to find out any flaws?

Need full review from computer experts world wide.
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May 21, 2014, 03:42:02 AM
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Has this become any easier to install? I looked into it perhaps 4 months ago and it was a real pain under MacOS X.

Edit - seems much easier now with an application to install.
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May 21, 2014, 06:07:59 AM
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Has this become any easier to install? I looked into it perhaps 4 months ago and it was a real pain under MacOS X.

Edit - seems much easier now with an application to install.

I confirm that.  I had no problems on a mac
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May 21, 2014, 06:10:11 AM
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Bitmessage claim to be a Secure messaging system better than emails
https://bitmessage.org/wiki/Main_Page

Has anybody review its source code to find out any flaws?

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It definitely does, which is why you should not use it for anything serious right now.
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May 21, 2014, 07:39:19 AM
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Bitmessage claim to be a Secure messaging system better than emails
https://bitmessage.org/wiki/Main_Page

Has anybody review its source code to find out any flaws?

Need full review from computer experts world wide.
It definitely does, which is why you should not use it for anything serious right now.

Do you have any pros and cons that you can post about it here? I have been interested in this also. There seem to be quite a few "secure" messaging applications popping up lately..
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May 21, 2014, 07:40:58 AM
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Bitmessage claim to be a Secure messaging system better than emails
https://bitmessage.org/wiki/Main_Page

Has anybody review its source code to find out any flaws?

Need full review from computer experts world wide.
It definitely does, which is why you should not use it for anything serious right now.
Bitmessage can't be any worse than standard email.

Even without a security audit you can use it anywhere you'd use email.
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May 21, 2014, 07:47:18 AM
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Bitmessage claim to be a Secure messaging system better than emails
https://bitmessage.org/wiki/Main_Page

Has anybody review its source code to find out any flaws?

Need full review from computer experts world wide.
It definitely does, which is why you should not use it for anything serious right now.
Bitmessage can't be any worse than standard email.

Even without a security audit you can use it anywhere you'd use email.

Doesn't it makes it just as insecure, if you are sending a message to someone who has a standard email address (I.e. gmail, yahoo, hotmail, etc). Or do both users need to be using bitmessage to send encrypted message back and forth?
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May 21, 2014, 08:08:52 AM
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Doesn't it makes it just as insecure, if you are sending a message to someone who has a standard email address (I.e. gmail, yahoo, hotmail, etc). Or do both users need to be using bitmessage to send encrypted message back and forth?

ya both users have to be using bitmessage.

good on your for recognizing that though.  a lot of e-mail hosts advertize as being secure, but they fundamentally cannot be.  if mail comes in unencrypted, then by definition they have to see it at some point.  if you send unencrypted mail to another server, then it has to leave their server unencrypted, which means they can see it at some point.  by definition.  that's how SMTP works.

systems like bitmessage and I2P-bote work because you can only send mail to other users of that same system, and it's encrypted end-to-end within that system.

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May 21, 2014, 08:57:15 AM
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It is a simple no frills program.  I think that it is way more secure than any email.  It takes a little while to send a message because your computer has to do some work before the message is allowed to be sent out, so that part could be a bit slow as it won't be like instant messaging.  Still, that work it is doing is part of the process that makes it more secure. 

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May 21, 2014, 11:48:48 AM
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It is a simple no frills program.  I think that it is way more secure than any email.  It takes a little while to send a message because your computer has to do some work before the message is allowed to be sent out, so that part could be a bit slow as it won't be like instant messaging.  Still, that work it is doing is part of the process that makes it more secure. 
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