Developers build Tox protocol for ‘safer’ Skype alternative




A number of developers working on Tox, a protocol that uses encryption to make. Secure Internet applications One of the applications developed on top of Tox is a communication tool that is similar to Skype.

The developers began to develop shortly after the first Tox Snowden-disclosures. Developer use a variety of publicly available code for the development of the Tox-protocol, BitTorrent and including parts of the NaCl encryption library. Based on the Tox-protocol also developed applications, such as messaging clients and VoIP applications. According to Wired, however, the main focus is on the development of an application under the name μTox been released and that looks like Skype.

The μTox application works on the basis of a proven encryption method with a public key and a private key. With the help of the public key contacts can be added. To the “Skype-clone” Can then be fed entirely encrypted. VoIP calls and chat conversations

Like the Tox protocol as a basis to develop in their own words secure communications software. Developers However, part of the Tox-development comes from the infamous 4Chan forum, which leads to skepticism in security circles. However, the developers claim that they wish to submit to an audit once it is approved. Their adult protocol The group also operates now working to build software. Based on the Tox protocol via GitHub and other groups


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