Today is #changeyourpasswordday, a gentle reminder that if you (have to) use this policy, it's trash. Users will tend to make serial passwords like password1, password2 etc. which is overall less secure than an actually strong password used over a (very) long time.
Google have suspended Element in the Play Store without telling them why.
Tails natively ships with a #XMPP client. Currently Pidgin.
For security reason Tails is going to replace it.
Some research about them and Tails requirements you can read here:
(keep in mind that it's a living paper)
The maintainers of the mailcow e-mail server suite have optimized and tweaked it a little for Delta Chat, great stuff :) https://mailcow.email/2021/01/14/back-to-the-future-with-delta-chat/
These companies need more data to thrive and grow. It's how they work, it's their DNA.
I believe that only communication platforms with no central ownership can be trusted. That's why I'm working hard on @snikket_im. I already migrated my family to it, and it's going great!
OK, time for me to make an apology.
I hadn't used XMPP for quite a while. While I liked it last time I used it there were issues keeping connections and the clients were less than stellar.
While the desktop clients for Linux are still a little shaky I can recommend Quicksy (thank you @moparisthebest for the recommendation).
I've been crabby when people recommend XMPP because I didn't realize that folks have taken XMPP from an early 21st century protocol to a joy to use.
My current #privacy & security focused #email provider Mailbox.org now offers 6€ voucher for new accounts (until 10 January '21):
Might not seem like much, but it covers 6 months of the basic tier plan ;)
Allow the use of external GnuPG in #Thunderbird 78: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:OpenPGP:Smartcards#Allow_the_use_of_external_GnuPG
Need to paste something from the clipboard into a window where it is difficult to do so? (for example, some virtual machines)
#xdotool to the rescue!
xdotool search <something_in_the_window_title> windowactivate type <"whatever you want to paste">
Dino 0.2 is out!
Dino is a privacy-friendly messaging application. The 0.2 release adds message correction, improves the file upload functionality and provides more information on encryption.
Release blog post: https://dino.im/blog/2020/11/dino-0.2-release/
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All cultures and opinions welcome.
Explicit hate speech and harassment strictly forbidden.
We federate with all servers: we don't block any servers.