Cult of the Dead Cow offers software againby Ivana Strahija on July 23rd, 2006 Hacktivismo, a Cult of the Dead Cow subdivision, has released a secure instant messenger called ScatterChat, a weapon for those in need of real time secure chatting and file swapping.
The website for the new cDc application says: "ScatterChat is a HACKTIVIST WEAPON designed to allow non-technical human rights activists and political dissidents to communicate securely and anonymously while operating in hostile territory. It is also useful in corporate settings, or in other situations where privacy is desired."
Completely free of charge and based on open source code; ScatterChat offers end-to-end encryption, integrated onion-routing with Tor and secure file transfers.
As the press release states, Hacktivismo has been fighting against oppression over a decade now. The group consists of lawyers, hackers, human rights workers and computer experts determined to bring freedom of speech and basic human rights to every corner of our world. The ScatterChat application is intended for the non-techie users, can be installed on Linux and Windows machines and comes with an easy to read users manual. (You can download and read more at www.scatterchat.com)