WikiLeakS.org has a new IRC chat setup https://chat.wikileaks.org

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WikiLeakS.org has a new IRC chat setup https://chat.wikileaks.org

[hat tip to IRC user "Odin" for spotting a typo in a previous reference to the old IRC system]

The new WikiLeakS.org Chat Page still claims that this is

(also good for safe interviews with anonymous sources).

which is simply not true of IRC or any other "live" chat or messaging system which is likely to be subjected to Communications Traffic Data Analysis by intelligence or law enforcement agencies.

Unless the anonymous whistleblower or potential whistleblower, takes extra precautions, then all of these systems could easily betray his or her identity, regardless of the fact that the content of what they type has been strongly encrypted.

The new IRC chat URL is now

https://chat.wikileaks.org/

or

ircs://chat.wikileaks.org:9999/wikileaks

Instead of the old self-signed Digital Certificate, which they used from January 2010 on httpps://secure.wikileaks.org:9999, they have now installed one from the same commercial Certificate Authority (GlobalSign nv-sa ) which is used for the htps://sunshinepress.org Wikileaks Upload web form

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To be consistent and to help too establish trust in this Digital Certificate in case of Man--in-the-Middle attacks, WikiLeakS.org should really publish the cryptographic hash fingerprints
for this certificate, as they have done with the httpps://sunshinepess.org web pages

N.B. they should also have published the hash fingerprints on an actual WikiLeakS.org web page, since very few people will have heard of sunshinepress.org.and some of them will, correctly, be suspicious of it.

Since WikIleakS.org have not yet done so, here are the hash fingerprints for the benefit of web search engines queries:

https://chat.wikileaks.org
Serial Number: 1000000000129DC536192
SHA1: 8E:15:E9:2E:39:6F:F8:32:8B:49:A1:F3:E2:E3:14:AF:10:2A:B4:42
MD5: 43:EB:23:08:AF:E2:14:87:FC:DA:A3:43:F0:60:93:AD

IRC should not really be the primary method of contacting the WiiKiLeakS.org technical staff.

13 Comments

Bravo! Bravo! Sunshine on the war at last, true transparancy! Please keep on around the world. I'm on a low fixed income but I'll send you a contribution at the beginning of next month.

Great job you're doing!

A proverb says that the true HURTS but it does not KILL. So what kills is LIES not the TRUE.
Consequently people who got blood in their hands are those who telling us LIES not people like Julian Assange who put themselfs at risk to bring the TRUE to the WORLD. Admiral Mike Mullen’s claims Mr Assange "might have blood on his hands”. Verily it is him and and all those who tell LIES and their supporters who got the blood of innocents and soldiers in their hands.
Fight LIES, Fight for the TRUE.

When the Admiral was saying that on the News, I could see the blood dripping off his hands, but after watching Collateral Murder, I can see him almost drowning in the blood of innocents including children. Love_The_True says it well in the previous comment - we should be on the side of truth, not defending the liars.

just like Aaron Russo revealed in his interview regarding what Nick Rockerfella told him 6 years ago..that there'll be "war on terror" in fact there is no real enemy, that U.S. solders will be looking into caves trying to find enemies when there is none..that 9/11 was a hoax...I feel sorry for those solders who sacrificied their lives for their country, for little did they know that they are being used to carry out the AGENDA of THOSE behind the curtain...what have we seen so far...civilian, children...are victims of this "war on terror"

I believe the people behind Wikileaks are no better than the spies from Nazi Germany that attempted to disrupt and defeat America in WWII.

They stand on the moral right principal all the while putting innocent lives at risk by leaking stolen sensitive material.

I can only hope our CIA has something covert in store for these traitors to the free world.

Just my humble and heartfelt opinion!

Wikileak,has every right to inform the world about every bad dids done to humanity by American government as well as any other government in the world.as per as america has every democratic right to police the world.to me this is real democracy no hidden gender anymore.

I can not believe you would put our country and those that support us in danger like you have. I believe in freedom of speech but with it comes responsibility. My grandma told me to choose my words wisely. A very smart woman. You are nothing more than spies! And do you know what happens in the end? They are tried and put to death for the deaths they have caused. Shame on you! You just might be the cause of WWIII.

@ Barb burton- don't shoot the messenger of bad news.

Why was it so easy for a very junior US Army soldier in Iraq to have access to so many supposedly "secret" diplomatic cables which had nothing to do with his job ?

Save your anger for the incompetent or corrupt politicians, bureaucrats, senior military officers and defense contractors who allowed various computer networks and systems to be vulnerable.

How many others with similar access have been recruited by the Chinese or Russian or other intelligence agencies ?

I have read with interestthe idiots that think that the US government are acting in the interest of that country by being in afganistan??they executed sadam husan because of crimes against his people and found out he that he didnt have weapons of mass desruction ?,if this was the reasons then why dos`nt that country attack mugabi who as destroyed his country and as done lots of criminal acts against his people is it because there is NO OIL?? AND NOW NORTH KOREA?? why dont the US government sort them out once and for all?, is it because they remember the bloody nose that country gave them in the korean war and the FACT that they DO have weapons of mass destruction?? they sound like the school yard bullys attack the weakest but when someone of equal strenth then they keep quiet.my father fought in the ww2 in monti cassino and fought for the full lenth of that war a justifiable war but whilst he and his colegues faught they had this little ditti
"when britain bombs germany ducks,when germany bombs britain ducks!but when america bombs every body ducks!???, it looks like nothing changes

They are crunching down on our freedoms faster than we can keep up with. I think this guy is a hero! Too many of our young men and women have died due to these war mungering, blood thirsty types we have controlling our county. The democrats and republican alike are not worth and are not deserving of your support any more. These people are some of the most uneducated, even thought some hold degrees, they have'nt even tried to keep up with changing technologies and often times this is why they are being smart-talked by big business and the rest of them are just political whoars and they cannot even recognize what they have become. OBAMA! GROW A BACKBONE AND SHOVE IT TO THE REPUBLICANS FOR ONCE WOULD YOU P L E A S E !

Wikileaks is reflecting truth or otherwise.If wikileaks is showing truth then such truth due to which you can increase tension between two nations/groups/persons is worst than that lie due to which you can be helpful for coming the tension to an end. so truth is proper and beautiful if spoken on proper occassion and if spoken on improper occassion then it will be supposed that this is from some improper person.It is said that think hundeded times before you speak and if spoken then the wounds of speech are deep than the wounds of sword.So my dear think before you speak or your mind is out of control.No doubt truth is ever better and truth can cut all the wrongs and a trueman is never found in any religion except wikileaks but wikileaks should think about the consequences of these truths.Thanks

Hello Wikeleaks vrew.
In Turkey , the islamist goverment just raided the offices of a publisher to collect the rough drafts of a book about to be published. It is called " Imam'in ordusu" ( the Imam's army) IT is a book by Ahmet Sik, who is now in jail on baseless charges. Please please see if you can bring this book to the light of day.

thanks

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Now that the WikiLeakS.org project is defunct, so far as new whistleblower are concerned, what are the alternatives ?

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There are also links to better funded "official" whistlblowing crime or national security reporting tip off websites or mainstream media websites. These should, in theory, be even better at protecting the anonymity and security of their informants, than wikileaks, but that is not always so.

New whistleblower website operators or new potential whistleblowers should carefully evaluate the best techniques (or common mistakes) from around the world and make their personal risk assessments accordingly.

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Digital Security & Privacy for Human Rights Defenders manual, by Irish NGO Frontline Defenders.

Everyone’s Guide to By-Passing Internet Censorship for Citizens Worldwide (.pdf - 31 pages), by the Citizenlab at the University of Toronto.

Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents - March 2008 version - (2.2 Mb - 80 pages .pdf) by Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Guide to Covering the Beijing Olympics by Human Rights Watch.

A Practical Security Handbook for Activists and Campaigns (v 2.6) (.doc - 62 pages), by experienced UK direct action political activists

Anonymous Blogging with Wordpress & Tor - useful step by step guide with software configuration screenshots by Ethan Zuckerman at Global Voices Advocacy. (updated March 10th 2009 with the latest Tor / Vidalia bundle details)

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The WikiLeakS.org Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

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Recently, they have been using their new Twitter feeds, to selectively publicise leaked documents to the media, and also to report on the status of routing or traffic congestion problems affecting the main website in Stockholm, Sweden.

N.B.the words "security" or "anonymity" and "Twitter" are mutually exclusive:

WikiLeakS.org Twitter feed via SSL encrypted session: https://twitter.com/wikileaks

WikiLeakS.org unencrypted Twitter feed http://twitter.com/wikileaks

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OpenNet Initiative - researches and measures the extent of actual state level censorship of the internet. Features a blocked web URL checker and censorship map.

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