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3 days ago by adders
Retroshare creates encrypted connections to your friends. Nobody can spy on you. Retroshare is completely decentralized. This means there are no central servers. It is entirely Open-Source and free. There are no costs, no ads and no Terms of Service.
p2p  wrk-tools  darknet 
13 days ago by jamescampbell
hosting a large collection of leaks
onion  service  database  password  leak  darknet 
22 days ago by plaxx
Briar - Darknet Messenger Releases Beta, Passes Security Audit
"After extensive private beta tests, the first public beta of Briar was released today. Briar is a secure messaging app for Android.

Unlike other popular apps, Briar does not require servers to work. It connects users directly using a peer-to-peer network. This makes it resistant to censorship and allows it to work even without internet access.

The app encrypts all data end-to-end and also hides metadata about who is communicating. This is the next step in the evolution of secure messaging. No communication ever enters the public internet. Everything is sent via the Tor anonymity network or local networks.

With today's beta release, the Briar team also publishes the results of an independent security audit (PDF). It was performed by Cure53 who are known for their audits of SecureDrop, Cryptocat and Dovecot. Six testers took a total of thirteen days to look for flaws in Briar's cryptographic protocols and code. In their report, they state "the quality and readability of the app’s source code was rather exceptional" and highlight "a good understanding of vulnerability patterns and threats". All the issues found by the audit have been addressed in this beta release. The report concludes that Briar "is able to offer a good level of privacy and security. In other words, the Briar secure messenger can be recommended for use."

Briar's development team is looking for feedback on today's beta release. You can submit your feedback anonymously through the app or publicly in the project's issue tracker. Before the final release, changes to the peer-to-peer protocol are expected, so users will not be able to migrate their accounts to the final version. For security reasons, their accounts and data will expire with the beta."
android  messaging  applications  security  darknet  2017 
9 weeks ago by robertogreco
INFLUENCE FOR SALE: Bot Shopping on the Darknet
The Darknet has a reputation of being a space where hitmen, drug dealers, money launderers, and counterfeiters find buyers for their services, all under a cloak of secrecy provided by blockchain technology. However, not everything on the Darknet is quite so illicit. It is also a place where social media likes and shares are bought and sold for the price of a cup of coffee.
@DFRLab took a deep dive into the Darknet to expose the business behind creating fake buzz on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube.
Twitter bots
Twitter bots sold on Hansa market promise thousands of likes, retweets, and followers for as little as $5.50 (USD).

Facebook bots
Facebook bots will like your posts and friend you for as little as $5.51 (USD).

Youtube bots
Youtube bots promise tens of thousands of high quality views and channel subscribers for as little as $6.48 (USD).

The feedback on vendor pages tells us a lot about Darknet’s clientele. One of the most trusted vendors on Hansa, called DigitalPablo, received the following compliments from its buyers:

The comments show that some of DigitalPablo’s buyers are using its services for “media manipulation”, while others appear to work for digital marketing firms or are self-described artists.
According to vendor stats, individuals in the business of social media manipulation make up to 20 thousand dollars in just six months with relatively little effort.

(Source: Hansa via Tor)
Darknet is not the only place where you can buy a botnet, they are just as accessible on the World Wide Web. A quick search for “buy twitter followers” reveals 19 million results and four ads on top of Google search results, which signals strong competition among the service providers.

Search results for “buy twitter followers” (Source: Google)
Russia appears to have taken buying followers on social media up a notch. Russia-based journalist Alexey Kovalev recently tweeted about a vending machine for Instagram “likes”:

For 200 rubles ($3.47 USD), a customer can buy 200 likes from the machine, which the customer can immediately use to like any of their photos on Instagram.
The inability by various social media companies to crackdown on this phenomenon leaves the information space created by their platforms vulnerable to manipulation for both monetary and ideological gain. While social media companies grapple with their content policy, people and groups like DigitalPablo continue profiting off social media manipulation.
Darknet  SocialBots  db  AttentionEconomy  Facebook  Twitter  Youtube 
11 weeks ago by walt74

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