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Cryptocat Creator Makes His Network Nuclear-Proof Over Security Concerns

Encrypted communications for the users have never sat well with the governments around the globe. Governments want to access to user data, their most intimate personal information and more. That seems to drive a security expert to extreme measures. The creator of Cryptocat has moved his network to a nuclear bunker, fearing Canadian Intelligence may be trying to hack into it.


Nadim Kobeissi

Cryptocat is a rather popular chat client that provides an adequately secure degree of encryption. The client was created by Nadim Kobeissi who has cited that he recently discerned unusual activity on his network. According to him, he exchanged a few emails with two people named ‘PG’ and ‘GB’. Kobeissi further said that he was suspicious of PG and thus refused to offer him any services. PG, in turn, said that he was a Juror and also had indirect ties with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).

Moreover, Kobeissi further revealed that his SFTP client had been trying to make connections on its own, which suggested that someone was trying to access the servers at his end and tamper with them. This essentially lead Kobeissi to have his entire setup shifted to a nuclear bunker.

Poking fun at it, Kobeissi himself stated that “having our network inside a Cold War nuclear bunker in Sweden would satisfy our need for the world to be as cartoon-like as possible.” But at the same time, he seems serious about the security threats that are being posed by U.S. and Canadian governments to his chat client. He has been repeatedly detained at the Canadian-US border, thoroughly searched and somewhat mistreated, evidently as a display by U.S. authorities that they don’t like him.

Source: Nadim Kobeissi

Courtesy: The Verge

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