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|Name=Cryptocat
 
|Name=Cryptocat
|Short description=Chat with your friends, securely.
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|Short description=Cryptocat lets you instantly set up encrypted conversations. It's an open source, private, safer chatting alternative. Cryptocat uses the OTR encrypted messaging protocol to offer accessible communications to everyone.
|Full description=Chat with your friends, securely.
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|Full description=Private chat can be easy and accessible.
  
Cryptocat is free software with a simple mission: everyone should be able to chat with their friends in privacy.
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Cryptocat is a fun, accessible app for having encrypted chat with your friends, right in your browser and mobile phone. Everything is encrypted before it leaves your computer. Even the Cryptocat network itself can't read your messages.
  
* Free software. All Cryptocat software is published transparently.
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Cryptocat is open source, free software, developed by encryption professionals to make privacy accessible to everyone.
* Encrypted by default. Every message is encrypted, always.
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Group chat, file sharing, and more!
* Forward secure. Chats are safe even if your keys are stolen.
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* Multiple devices. Devices receive messages even when offline.
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* Chat with groups of friends at the same time using Cryptocat's group chat encryption. Cryptocat's fun interface makes it easy!
* File sharing. Securely share files with friends.
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* Send files and photos to friends quickly and easily, with the assurance that not even the Cryptocat network itself can read your data.
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* Connect to Facebook Messenger to see which Facebook friends are also using Cryptocat, and set up encrypted chat with them instantly.
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'''What Cryptocat is not'''
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Cryptocat is not a magic bullet. Even though Cryptocat provides useful encryption, you should never trust any piece of software with your life, and Cryptocat is no exception.
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* Cryptocat does not anonymize you: While your communications are encrypted, your identity can still be traced since Cryptocat does not mask your IP address. For anonymization, we highly recommend using Tor.
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* Cryptocat does not protect against key loggers: Your messages are encrypted as they go through the wire, but that doesn't mean that your keyboard is necessarily safe. Cryptocat does not protect against hardware or software key loggers which might be snooping on your keyboard strokes and sending them to an undesired third party.
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* Cryptocat does not protect against untrustworthy people: Parties you're conversing with may still leak your messages without your knowledge. Cryptocat aims to make sure that only the parties you're talking to get your messages, but that doesn't mean these parties are necessarily trustworthy.
 
|Homepage URL=https://crypto.cat/
 
|Homepage URL=https://crypto.cat/
|Is High Priority Project=Yes
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|Extension of=IceCat
 
|VCS checkout command=git clone https://github.com/cryptocat/cryptocat/
 
|VCS checkout command=git clone https://github.com/cryptocat/cryptocat/
|Computer languages=JavaScript
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|Computer languages=Objective C, JavaScript
|Decommissioned/Obsolete=No
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|Version identifier=2.2.2.1-signed
|Accepts cryptocurrency donations=No
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|Version date=2015/06/12
|Version identifier=1.3.4
 
|Version date=2016/08/30
 
 
|Version status=stable
 
|Version status=stable
|Test entry=No
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|Version download=https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/file/262658/cryptocat-2.2.2-fx.xpi
 
|Last review by=David Hedlund
 
|Last review by=David Hedlund
|Last review date=2016/09/09
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|Last review date=2015/06/16
 
|Submitted by=David Hedlund
 
|Submitted by=David Hedlund
 
|Submitted date=2015/06/16
 
|Submitted date=2015/06/16
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|Status=
 
|Is GNU=No
 
|Is GNU=No
 
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{{Project license
 
{{Project license
|License=GPLv3
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|License=AGPLv3orlater
|License copyright=Copyright (C) 2011 - 2016 Nadim Kobeissi nadim@nadim.cc
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|License copyright=Copyright (C) 2011 - 2013 Nadim Kobeissi nadim@nadim.cc
 
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{{Software category
 
{{Software category
 
|Chat=instant-messaging
 
|Chat=instant-messaging
 
|Live-communications=chat
 
|Live-communications=chat
|Runs-on=Windows, OS X, GNU/Linux
 
|Security=encryption, internet
 
 
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Revision as of 11:11, 4 March 2016

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Cryptocat

https://crypto.cat/
Chat with your friends, securely.

Chat with your friends, securely.

Cryptocat is free software with a simple mission: everyone should be able to chat with their friends in privacy.

  • Free software. All Cryptocat software is published transparently.
  • Encrypted by default. Every message is encrypted, always.
  • Forward secure. Chats are safe even if your keys are stolen.
  • Multiple devices. Devices receive messages even when offline.
  • File sharing. Securely share files with friends.





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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 9 September 2016.



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