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Jabber / XMPP on Whonix, what application?


#1

What application would you suggest for chatting / sending messages through TOR? With encryption? Is KDE’s Kopete OK?


#2

Tor Messenger. Kopete isn’t OK because no one has checked if its designed to protect privacy.


#3

https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Chat#Tor_Messenger


#4

I mean I have found a post in which PPL suggested other, better apps, but still in development. The thing is, it was a 1-year-old post. So I wonder what’s the situation now? Is Tor Messenger still the bst Jabber client for whonix?


#5

Tor Messenger is the best XMPP desktop client that’s designed from the ground up around protecting anonymity.

The very best (non-XMPP chat client) option is something like Ricochet


#6

BTW do you know how to check if I connected with the jabber server with SSL certificate in Tor Messenger?


#7

The important thing is the E2E encryption layer between you and your contact. For all purposes you should assume the server is monitored and the alias is known by third parties.


#8

I know how to use OTR. Just click the locker icon at the beginning of each conversation :stuck_out_tongue:


#9

But using SSL could potentially improve the security of my anonymity, especially if my jabber provider claims no to store any logs and is compatible with SSL


#10

Not likely. You will probably be relying on CA SSL verification which is no good at all.


#12

According to this page Tor Messenger is a deprecated chat client. To quote Whonix exactly: “No longer use! Deprecated by upstream developers.”

Whonix’s own reference for such is here, the Tor Messenger site itself.


#13

So you dug up an old thread to make such an astute observation…

We don’t usually update threads with new information unless it’s an ongoing dev effort of some component. Our documentation is the most updated reference you should refer to when deciding wat to install and how.


#14

Come again?

Actually I researched it and seeing has how you were so keen on giving out advice on which client is best, I thought I’d ask you.

As far as I could tell this particular thread was published in 2017 and the page I referenced written back in 2015…

Thanks though, that answers my question. :slight_smile:


#15

Then go with coyIM if you are communicating with a newbie. Best is Ricochet which you can grab from stretch backports.