[talk] Encrypted Chat Applications (aka not Signal)

Justin Sherrill justin at shiningsilence.com
Wed Feb 12 22:26:54 EST 2020

The place I work has Sigma, which does secure conferencing, chat and
voice, using a FreeBSD base, mobile clients, desktop (it's XMPP), and
runs standalone.  https://redcom.com - it is commercial, though, so
maybe not a fit.

On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 3:43 PM Isaac (.ike) Levy
<ike at blackskyresearch.net> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I wanted to ask if folks have any preferred end to end encryption communications software they like, for chat/txt type messaging?  Quite specifically:
> I'm looking for:
> - Stuff which relies on user-created encryption keys (pgp/gpg or otherwise)
>   - optionally, has a distributed trust validation model built in (gpg signing use would do it)
> - Stuff which relies on generalized network/messaging infrastructure
>   - Anyone remember gpg plug ins for irc clients way back when?
>   - Remember when gpg over xmpp got hot?
> I am *not* looking for:
> - Anything which replaces distributed trust (gpg and human validation), with cenralized authority (Signal, iMessage, ssl/tls/CA based models-)
> - Maybe apps can run on popular mobile platforms (iOS, Android)
> - Maybe apps which can run on desktop (Pidgn?  Does it have these features?)
> Any thoughts?
> Best,
> .ike
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