9/22/2005

Secure And Anonymous File Sharing Applications

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 10:38 am

In the wake of recent activities by the RIAA and MPAA, many P2P users are trying to find a more secure P2P application.

Just yesterday two of the oldest P2P vendors closed down due to legal threats from the RIAA lawyers.

After the fall of Napster P2P developers saw that it is very easy to shut down a network that is based on centralized server, so the next logical step was decentralized network pioneered by Kazaa.

Now when decentralized networks are not enough the next phase in the war to get free content is anonymous and secure networks.

Although currently there are many small networks that are trying to grab attention, they did not swap many followers (mostly because of their small size and lack of content). But that is going to change as more and more users are being sued.

To those of you who are looking for an anonymous and encrypted P2P network I’ve listed below some of the better known networks.

  • FileTopia (Recommended)– One of the oldest encrypted file sharing networks around (not full anonymity)
  • Freenet - Encrypted network that allows anything from building web sites to running file sharing application
  • MUTE - Open source peer-to-peer network that provides easy search-and-download functionality while also protecting your privacy
  • ANts P2P (Recommended) - ANts P2P Open source java based third generation P2P net.
    It protects your privacy while you are connected and makes you not trackable, hiding your identity (ip) and crypting everything you are sending/receiving from others.
  • Kdrive - Secure global virtual hard drive
  • ProxyShare P2P - Using internet proxy servers to hide your IP
  • WASTE - WASTE is a software product and protocol that enables secure distributed communication for small (on the order of 10-50 nodes) trusted groups of users.

Note: These networks are relatively small, compare to other non encrypted networks so do not expect to find large amounts of files there. But they are growing every day and probably one of them will reach the critical mass and will be the next file sharing king.

If you know of other good anonymous file sharing networks please write a comment to let other know.

 

12 Responses to “Secure And Anonymous File Sharing Applications”

  1. itsme Says:

    Has filetopia end to end encryption integrated ? and does it hide ip adresses with non-direct/proxied downloads ?

    NO !

  2. jack Says:

    are these any safer then bt and ipfilter?

  3. Aviran Mordo Says:

    These are much safer. bt and ipfilter do not mask your IP nor they encrypt the data you transfer

  4. lascur Says:

    Entropy (http://entropy.stop1984.com/en/home.html) is another one. This network is very small - needs more publicity.

  5. ee Says:

    Blubster has spyware

  6. I2Pster Says:

    I2P at http://www.i2p.net is anonymous file sharing program. The main programmer for Freenet, Toad, and the founder, Ian Clarke, have been talking on I2P’s mail lists and both projects have been in conversation.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    I2p is basically just the network itself on which applications can communicate over. In theory it is anonymous. It has working gnutella (1 - i2phex ) and bittorent (3 - azureus, i2psnark, and i2p-bt ) clients right now.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Zultrax is a good one its encrypted if you use the zepp protocol but it can also use gnutella as well, although while using gnutella its not encrypted

  9. Aurorum Says:

    I’d just like to say, for those of us who havn’t even breeched the basics of internet encryption, that if it weren’t for the ones who have and for the ones who are devoting their time to programs like these there wouldn’t be a chance for the rest of our so called ‘free lives’. We should all learn as much as we can and be happy that there’s an initiative to try and make some kind of encrypted system instead of letting your every search inquiry get flagged by some govt. program putting you under observation and so forth. I’m appreciative for there effort. And i won’t let my life be devoted to a hypocritical nation that condemns the “wrongs” of morality, when it and it’s people murdered, raped, lied and weasled every yard of earth that it depends upon. Free thinkers and Dreamers will shape tomorrow. That’s all i have to say.

  10. Aurorum Says:

    Oh, if anyone wants to post up their personal refs for a better understanding of internet encryption other than the guy that wrote the code^book^ we’d love you for it.

  11. Zorro Says:

    Try diino. It’s not a p2p but files can easily be shared with 2048bit encryption. http://www.diino.com

  12. Lee Win Says:

    I usually use this to by visit many websites: http://www.proxy4site.com. You can filter images, javascript and protect your privacy while online

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