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December 21, 2011 at 7:07 am #1065
License (must be a FOSS license): GPL v3
Web site: http://www.whispersys.com
Issue tracker: https://github.com/WhisperSystems/TextSecure/issues
Source code: https://github.com/WhisperSystems/TextSecure
Description: TextSecure is a drop-in replacement for the standard text messaging application, allowing you to send and receive text messages as normal. All text messages sent or received with TextSecure are stored in an encrypted database on your phone, and text messages are encrypted during transmission when communicating with someone else also using TextSecure.
January 3, 2012 at 12:28 am #1076
- This topic was modified 5 years, 4 months ago by CiaranG.
AddedMarch 15, 2012 at 10:08 am #1703
I would love to see this app in fdroid.
here is the metadata/org.thoughtcrime.securesms.txt that worked for building on my machine:
Category:Phone & SMS
Summary:A secure text messaging application for Android.
TextSecure is a replacement for the standard text messaging application,
allowing you to send and receive text messages as normal. Additionally,
[Local Encryption] — All text messages, regardless of destination, that are
sent or received with TextSecure are stored in an encrypted database on
[Wire Encryption] — When communicating with a recipient who is also
using TextSecure, text messages are encrypted during transmission.
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Thanks and cheers for the good work.
keep up to that 😉March 15, 2012 at 10:24 am #1706
Already in (see http://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=secure&fdid=org.thoughtcrime.securesms) , but thanks 🙂March 15, 2012 at 11:54 am #1707
Developer’s website: http://whispersys.com
Owned by: Twitter so not sure if the entire suite will become available again as FOSS but these are open source.
Market Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.thoughtcrime.securesms
Textsecure is a secure texting app that replaces the Android SMS feature. It stores all text messages in an encrypted folder and can have secure sessions between users afther keys have been exchanged.
WhisperYAFFS provides Encrypted Filesystem Support For YAFFS2.
WhisperSystems has been bought by Twitter. The developer’s blog says all apps will become available again when they have settled at Twitter. Twitter has no comments on the matter other that a confirmation of the takeover.
March 15, 2012 at 1:56 pm #1743
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- This reply was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by daithib8. Reason: change title, because whisperyaffs is not complete
Already inJuly 18, 2012 at 4:43 pm #2818
An secure text messaging application for Android.
TextSecure is a replacement for the standard text messaging application, allowing you to send and receive text messages as normal. Additionally, TextSecure provides:
Local Encryption — All text messages, regardless of destination, that are sent or received with TextSecure are stored in an encrypted database on your phone.
Wire Encryption — When communicating with a recipient who is also using TextSecure, text messages are encrypted during transmission.
Mailing list: email@example.com https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/whispersystems
License: under the GPLv3July 18, 2012 at 4:44 pm #2819
already in.August 23, 2012 at 8:43 pm #3267
Unfortunately, this is now deleted from the repository.
Existing versions of this have a glaring security hole whereby every single ‘secure’ SMS you receive is logged in plain text to the Android system log file for all to see. The latest version of the application is 0.6.2, and this has had the error fixed. However, the author has not published any source code corresponding to the binary of this version that he’s released, and far from wishing to help anyone stuck with his previous disastrous mistake, he actually asked for the application to be removed from our repository as he wants to distribute it via Google Play only.
As such, I would recommend anyone running this application to cease to use it, and remove it.October 3, 2012 at 4:33 am #4455
I don’t use Google Play, and know others who don’t, for the violation of privacy that comes with it, and short of compiling myself, I’m now choosing to run latest version from F-Droid.
Given it’s open source, can the GitHub repo be forked and that fork be added to F-Droid? The new maintainer would need to pull any up-line changes down periodically, but that could even be scripted. I’d be happy to organise this if there’s a chance this would be accepted in to F-Droid. As it’s licensed under the GPL, I don’t see this as being contrary to the author’s terms.
The only issue I foresee is support not being afforded by the author to those who don’t run TextSecure via Google Play, but that can be a considered decision the user makes by running the forked version via F-Droid.
October 3, 2012 at 4:10 pm #4459
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I got the impression he doesnt want others to distribute his app. It’s understandble that he wants to keep everyone on the same signature and version, but by releasing (at least some of the code) under GPL it could have the opposite effect. In fact his best strategy would be to offer it as part of an f-droid compatible repo (which can be signed and inaccessible via a browser). The f-droid client doesn’t do automatic updates but it will at least tap the user on the shoulder. Try asking him to provide his own repo or to bundle it with the Guardian Project’s (web-accessible) one. He’d probably object to you trying to opt out of the Play Store analytics though.October 3, 2012 at 9:22 pm #4460
If someone forks this (which includes changing the name, and more importantly the package ID) and is prepared to commit to maintaining it properly, it would be great to include it.November 30, 2012 at 9:40 am #5375
The author has uploaded commit of the new version: https://github.com/WhisperSystems/TextSecure/commits/masterMarch 4, 2013 at 8:32 pm #6181
I’ve forked it. It’s pretty easy : just a few lines in build.xml and changing of “TextSecure” in strings to “ChatSafe” . Also a couple of mentions in the source files. The ar and bo names would still need changing. I didn’t change the icons. So the recipe is in fdroiddata but it’s disabled for now.August 24, 2013 at 1:29 am #8400
I’m interested in seeing this in F-Droid again. I don’t really work on Android but I’d be happy to keep a fork tracking Moxie’s repo for you guys with whatever substitutions are needed (assuming those substitutions are generally consistent and automatable). Is that all that’s needed? daithib8, could you tell me where I can find your fork (if it’s posted somewhere) to see the scope of changes that were required?
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