Encrypted Instant Messaging Project Seeks To Obscure Metadata; Allow People To Have Online Chats — But, Leave Little Digital Forensic Evidence

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Encrypted Instant Messaging Project Seeks To Obscure Metadata; Allow People To Have Online Chats — But, Leave Little Digital Forensic Evidence

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Jeremy Kirk has an online article in this morning’s (July 7, 2014) Techworld.com, writes that [cyber] “security researchers are have a working prototype of an instant messaging application that aims to thoroughly obscure and scrub evidence that two parties have been chatting.”

“The Invisible.im Project,” notes Mr. Kirk, “is looking for developers, and aims to solve a difficult security problem of online messaging services: metadata, or information about other data that can give law enforcement and governments, leads on people they’re investigating.” “Even if an IM conversation between two people is encrypted,” adds Mr. Kirk, “a determination that two people merely communicated, can be enough for authorities to ask a court for warrants for other information — that could eventually compromise their [previous] conversations. That information could come…

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