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[liberationtech] Facebook Group Encryption Chrome Extension

Michael Rogers michael at briarproject.org
Mon Apr 16 14:10:45 PDT 2012


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Could be a fun project to write a wrapper for OTR that uses a Markov
model of typical chat messages to disguise OTR ciphertext as a stream
of incoherent plaintext.

Or maybe someone already did it and that's what YouTube comment
threads are?

Cheers,
Michael

On 16/04/12 22:02, Isaac Wilder wrote:
> My thoughts exactly.
> 
> :-!
> 
> 
> imw
> 
> On 04/16/2012 04:00 PM, Nathan of Guardian wrote:
>> On 04/16/2012 04:56 PM, Jeffrey Burdges wrote:
>>> In fact, if you read the messages on facebook itself, they
>>> tactfully replace the message with [encrypted message]
>> This is actually a very interesting phenomenon that I have
>> noticed myself (we test our Android OTR app Gibberbot on Facebook
>> quite a bit).
>> 
>> In short, Facebook has code that is actively detecting the OTR
>> protocol signature, and permanently flagging that a message in a
>> user's Facebook inbox is encrypted.
>> 
>> Facebook could probably easily generate a list of anyone who has
>> every used an encrypted chat application on their system.
>> 
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