KDE is adopting non-proprietary and decentralized instant messaging services and is now running its own community-managed instance of Matrix. Matrix works fine on mobile as well. KDE has been looking for a better way of chatting and live-sharing information for several years now. IRC has been a good solution for a long time, but our channels are currently on servers KDE cannot control. It also lacks features users have come to expect from more modern IM services. Other alternatives, such as Telegram, Slack and Discord, although feature-rich, are centralized and built around closed-source technologies and offer even less control than IRC. This flies in the face of KDE's principles that require we use and support technologies based on Free software. However, our search for a better solution has finally come to an end: as of today we are officially using Matrix for collaboration within KDE! Matrix is an open protocol and network for decentralised communication, backed by an open standard and open source reference implementations for servers, clients, client SDKs, bridges, bots and more. It provides all the features you’d expect from a modern chat system: infinite scrollback, file transfer, typing notifications, read receipts, presence, search, push notifications, stickers, VoIP calling and conferencing, etc. It even provides end-to-end encryption (based on Signal’s double ratchet algorithm) for when you want some privacy. All the existing rooms on Matrix (and their counterparts on IRC, Telegram and elsewhere) continue to exist. The new service provides a dedicated server for KDE users to access them using names like #kde:kde.org. For more information go visit our wiki page which contains details and instructions on how to get started. You can also try KDE's Matrix service right now by checking in to KDE's webchat or by installing a Matrix client like Riot and connecting to the kde.modular.im server!
#DeltaChat, a #messenger like #WhatsApp but #decentralized on top of #email, released version 0.301.1 in #fdroid,
now with a new experimental location streaming feature, a cool dark mode, and a lot of other improvements like app performance and handling of webp files (stickers), and new translations to #Japanese and #Brazilian #Portuguese, bug fixes, etc
During the security incident on Matrix.org’s production infrastructure, the attacker may have had access to the key we use to sign the #Riot #Android #app. Unfortunately, it is impossible to replace this #key without replacing the application....
In future, we will be storing the signing key offline for maximum security.
F-Droid will follow the name change but will do it at a later point the f-droid signing key wasn't exposed so technically there's no need to switch the appid but it would create some confusion and maintenance overhead to not follow, so this is our best option.source: https://riot.im/app/#/room/!GnEEPYXUhoaHbkFBNX:matrix.org/$155604992558eWCFV:bubu1.eu?via=matrix.org&via=chat.weho.st&via=tchncs.de
Matrix: "An attacker gained access to the servers hosting Matrix.org. The intruder had access to the production databases, potentially giving them access to unencrypted message data, password hashes and access tokens. As a precaution, if you're a matrix.org user you should change your password now."#Matrix #Passwort #Hacking #Sicherheit
Ups! Passwörter ändern!
'if you're a matrix.org user you should change your password now.'
It's running again, but:
'The hacker exploited a vulnerability in our production infrastructure'
Just learned about #Pattle, a new #Android #Matrix client which behaves similar to many popular messaging apps like Telegram or Signal. A important step to mass adoption. https://git.pattle.im/pattle/android