Tox: Decentralized and Encrypted Instant Messaging

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  • c-toxcore

    The future of online communications.

    It links to a bug report discussion where one of the developers states that they don't understand the security properties of tox very well[1].

    I find that worrying.

    [1] https://github.com/TokTok/c-toxcore/issues/426

  • jami-cli

    Jami client for terminal

    I think https://jami.net/ is a better solution and has a working mobile client.

  • qTox

    qTox is a chat, voice, video, and file transfer IM client using the encrypted peer-to-peer Tox protocol.

    https://github.com/qTox/qTox.

    Then you can build the client yourself and check the sha sum against any downloaded distribution.

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