BitTorrent is aware of the security and privacy problems caused by dependence on messaging services based on centralized servers, and has recognized this in a new entry through its official blog, where it also adds that every time It is clearer the need to dedicate hackathons, hours and resources for the development of a messaging application that protects the privacy of users, seeing how this basic right has been repeatedly compromised throughout this year 2013. In this entry, it also makes Reference to Josu Kopstein’s message last week on The New Yorkers Elements Blog, where he indicates that decentralized systems can be the solution to the issues of surveillance, privacy and more, and that distributed products allow creating efficient infrastructures.
All this information offered in said blog entry serves as context to announce a series of details published by the engineer Abraham Goldoor in the engineering blog, in which he specifies that he will use a temporary encryption key for each conversation instead of using a public encryption key, since if used, it could fall into other hands, being able to decrypt and read both past messages and those that may occur in the future. The temporary encryption key will be only for each conversation that is generated, disappearing it forever when the corresponding conversation ends. In addition, your application will have a distributed hash table to find IP addresses, and also avoid having to use user names.
The details revealed by Abraham Goldoor also include an infographic comparing the operation of traditional messaging services and the operation of its application, which is still in a private alpha phase, where users who may be interested should register. in order to receive an invitation to try it out when possible.