doing our usual app review already explored, today we will dedicate this publication to "Session 1.7.6". which is the remake of the instant messaging app open source.
Since, almost a year ago we talked about her, and less than a month ago they released their last update. And for that and more, this great messaging application that offers excellent security and anonymity mechanisms and technologies Like few others in its field.
And as usual, before entering fully into today's topic about this app from the field of Instant messaging Of the call "Session", we will leave for those interested in exploring our previous related post with this and some other similar apps, the following links to them. So that you can easily explore them, if necessary, after finishing reading this publication:
"Session is an open source, public key-based secure messaging application that uses a set of decentralized storage servers and an onion routing protocol to send end-to-end encrypted messages with minimal exposure of user metadata. . It does this while providing the common features of mainstream messaging apps." Session: An Open Source Secure Messaging App
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Session 1.7.6: New version of available to start 2022
What is Session?
Currently, the developers of this secure messaging app at their Official website, describe Session as a end to end encrypted messenger that minimizes sensitive metadata, and is designed and built for people who want absolute privacy, so they are free from any form of surveillance.
“Session is a private messaging app that protects your metadata, encrypts your communications, and makes sure your messaging activities don't leave any digital traces.". Faq section
Although, they also add that with her users can enjoy among many things basic features and functions of :
- Group chats: Which can be closed or open groups to be able to talk with up to 100 people or more at the same time, with the same encrypted protections as individual chats.
- Voice messages: That allow and facilitate the sending of communications with a more personal style.
- Attachments: That they are protected and sent securely and privately through its network, which is very robust in this area.
In addition, Session according to your Whitepaper aims to provide 5 essential protections against attackers within the scope of model threat covering:
- sender's anonymity
- Anonymity of the recipient
- The storage
- Data Integrity
- End-to-end encryption.
What news does Session 1.7.6 bring us?
However, on the GitHub site we see that the version 1.8.0, which brings the following novelty:
For our practical case, we have downloaded it in AppImage format, and we have executed it as usual on the Respin (Live and Installable Snapshot) custom named Miracles GNU / Linux, but now about a future new version based on MX Linux 21 (Debian 11), and which has been built in the same way as the previous one, following the steps of the «Guide to Snapshot MX Linux».
And after downloaded, executed and configured, it looks like this, ready to use:
"Session is a decentralized messaging service that allows completely private, secure and anonymous communications. And it allows individual conversations (direct messages), group chats and voice calls. Furthermore, it is open source software that provides privacy, security and anonymity for almost anyone in the world, in a way that is easy for the average IT user.". Lightpaper
In summary, "Session 1.7.6" still an excellent and useful instant messaging app focused on privacy and anonymity. That can be useful to many, in case you do not want to use Telegram, WhatsAppy Signal, among many other similar and well-known ones. In addition, it is noteworthy that it is light, multiplatform, multilingual and easy to use.
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