[HacktionLab] [Android] Firechat and nearby communications

Acesabe acesabe at acesabe.net
Mon Oct 6 10:05:19 UTC 2014

Firechat (from Open-Garden makers of the peer to peer mobile communications
sharing apps) has been getting noticed recently, notably in the HK
'Umbrella revolution', someone has decided to take a closer look at
Firechat, and it seems it's not quite as autonomous/anonymous/secure as you
might hope or expect, or open-source even!


Their website is currently down it seems, but they do have a Tweet pinned
warning users that communications are not currently encrypted

This sort of technology has the potential to be very useful and important
in the future, however being closed source or less secure than you'd
expect, it's important to keep a close eye on what you are using to keep
your comms under the radar!

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