there’s a browser-based wormehole protocol “app” available at wormhole.app. You go there from your phone upload a file, open the link on any other device that has internet and you can download it directly from the other user End to End encrypted. There’s also standalone clients available, but for cases where you don’t/can’t setup SMB file sharing, it’s pretty handy.
This is great news, but I’m still waiting on an AMD CPU option for my purchase.
Anyone have any insight on Revolt - https://app.revolt.chat ? Seems to be a decent Discord alternative, but wondering what other’s thoughts are on it.
What viable user-friendly (i.e. no account creation required) options are there? I just want my messages between friends and family to not be mined by greedy corporations.
Great read! Thanks for sharing.
look up ‘dislocker’ . Comes pre-installed in grml , along with various other tools that come in handy. I’ve used it various times for various things.
Thought it appropriate to link my favorite botanist: https://www.youtube.com/c/CrimePaysButBotanyDoesnt
Another thing to point out is that he states how the Linux kernel has hundreds of vulnerabilities found compared to other OS’s. Well yeah, Linux is open source and literally any researcher/security expert can read the code to find bugs. Good luck trying to do the same with Windows or MacOS.
Lastly, most Linux distros are “complete” in the sense that you generally (or at least for the majority) don’t have to install much software outside of whats already in your distribution’s repos; you’re not having to google/download sketchy apps, so this threat model of rogue apps trying to hack/steal your data is minimal, if not non-existent.
The real problem is those systems (Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android) all have an app store where a ton of developers are trying to make money off of you in any way possible by stealing your data/invading your privacy, so they had to build a permission system because you can’t trust those random people. You can generally trust your Linux distro to not package malware and can safely install any app that’s available.
Edit: I should add, its still a good writeup. I think he makes some good points and it would be great to see Linux improve in some areas, even if the problem doesn’t really exist as much as it does for the more commercially backed operating systems.
A quick rebuttal of some points you made. Not going too in depth as I just want to provide my perspective:
I do want to close by saying that Signal is definitely not the end-all-be-all of secure messaging platforms, but it is currently the best for mass adoption. I’m keeping my eyes on Matrix, Sessions, and Briar, but can’t say they’re ready to “go mainstream” yet.