Jabber via TOR…

The torproject just released ‘Tor Messenger‘. It’s an instant messaging application that allows you to communicate via XMPP (jabber) over the Tor network. It is based on Instantbird.

It is important to know that the client will mask from where you are connecting, but it will NOT mask who you are! This is due to the fact that your alias at the jabber server was probably created beforehand. And even if you create the alias with Tor Messenger, your connections to other users make it possible to identify you.

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HOWTO setup your very own Jabber server…

XMPP (aka Jabber) in combination with OTR is a secure way to chat with others. There are some public servers available, but their popularity centralizes the infrastructure and leaves single points of failure. A recent example is Chaos Computer Club’s Jabber server (jabber.ccc.de) which was down for some days between Christmas and New Years 2014/2015, as a consequence of a DOS attack.

I’ve been setting up a Jabber server of my own on my Raspberry Pi. Here is how you can too:
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google talk…

google hat seinen im (instant messenger) gelauncht.
das programm selbst ist im moment nur für windoof zu haben. des protokoll basiert aber auf dem offenen jabber standard. der server mit dem man sich verbinden muss ist talk.google.com auf port 5222. zur benutzung braucht man einen gmail account. diese restriktion soll in kürze fallen.
zur authentifizierung ist TLS notwendig. ich werde natürlich den neuen gmail server auch benutzen, weil ich glaube das der zuverlässiger ist als mein anderer jabber server 🙂

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