Encrypted Chatrooms & VoIP Applications

Encrypted chatrooms and VoIP services, such as like WhatsApp and Telegram, are not only great for business communications, but they critically important for human rights defenders and political activists fighting around the world – especially in at risk or oppressive countries. It is important to understand that even if you are living in a country which has banned Tor, VPN’s or applications such as Telegram, and you are afraid to use/install those programs out of fear of persecution, encrypted chatrooms can be equally as easy to use and remain 100% legal to boot.

For example, even in countries like Egypt, Iran, Pakistan – et cetera – which have either outright or periodically banned VoIP services such as Telegram and Viber, other chatroom-based services like Chatbox or Slack are still free and legal to own, and can be used to protect private communications all the same. In fact, political activists in countries such as Ethiopia and Egypt are known to have used encrypted chat services to safely coordinate communications, rallies and protests in times of great civil unrest, such as during the Oromo protests and Rabba Massacre. I know this because I was there on the front-lines helping to set up their accounts.

It’s usually free to sign up for these services, and all you need is a verified email address or phone number to login. Then, once enrolled, you can encrypt your chatroom by setting up a custom name/URL for it and requiring password authentication for entry. This assures that only the people you give the URL address to will be able to find it, and only those who know the password to it will be able to enter. Additionally, once set up, you can even set up individual channels within the chatroom itself for a duel level of security/encryption. This includes setting custom rules for different channels, such as requiring Administrator approval for access. This assures that if even someone is able to brute-force their way into your chatroom itself, there are still protocols in place to protect individual communications and information within the chatroom itself.

Additionally, especially if you are doing activism or human rights work, or feel that your life/security could be in danger for the work you do, it is always recommended to never use your real life identity or personal email accounts to set up an encrypted chatroom or channel. Instead, you should always create an online alias and use it to register a new account within an encrypted email service provider, such as ProtonMail or Tutanota. Obviously, this advice need not apply for those of you who are using these services for business purposes. Lastly, some chatroom services actually offer built in video chats, allowing for a third means to make secure voice connections outside of standard phone calls or VoIP services.

For more information on how to keep a safe, private and Anonymous identity online, please read the following tutorial: https://anonhq.com/anonymous-security-guide-2-0/

For more information on different encrypted email service providers and how you can make the switch, please read the following link: https://roguemedia.co/2019/11/02/making-the-switch-to-encrypted-emails-2/

Best/Top Chatroom Service Providers:

Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP):

While VoIP services are not necessarily essential for everyday phone use, they do offer critical protections for political activists, journalists, researchers and citizens living under oppressive regimes all around the world. VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol, which is just a fancy way of saying they transport all calls and messages over established internet connections, rather than routing them through your telecommunications or phone service provider – such as AT&T or Verizon.

In areas like the United States and European Union, VoIP services are important to own because they prevent your data from being intercepted, recorded or stolen by telecommunications companies and other interested 3rd parties, such as Governments, thus protecting any information you send across the wires. VoIP services also offer the ability to encrypt messages or calls between like users, further protecting customer privacy. By comparison, both of these options are unavailable on standard text messages or phone calls straight from your phone provider. In politically oppressive countries around the world, VoIP services are even more important because they offer a critical means to bypass Government imposed restrictions or blockades on national telecommunications on a local level, while also allowing users to make international calls entirely for free.

While this might sound a bit complex or advanced, once installed, operating a VoIP connection/application is no more different or complicated than making a regular phone call or sending traditional text messages. Instead of using your normal texts messages or phone App, you simply download a VoIP App and log into that to make/receive calls and texts – it’s literally that easy. Lastly, VoIP connections offer a secondary means to reach your contacts, should your phone lose service, go out of cell tower range or come under blackout. Rather than relying on the signal strength of your network service provider of choice, all you need is an active internet connection to utilize a VoIP services.

The Best/Top VoIP Service Providers:

 

Join Rogue Media Labs New Online Chatroom

Earlier this year I managed to create a fairly large and successful online chatroom through the Discord service, but abruptly closed its doors for reasons I can not entirely understand/explain myself. Regardless, now that I have changed my website and begun writing again, I figure now is the perfect time to re-launch that platform and begin inviting everyone in once again.

Please note that it will take some time to build again and put all of the proper resources together, which might take a little longer now that I work full time offline. This includes stuff like security tutorials, nerd resources and weaponry, things like this. None the less, it will get there and I invite anyone interested to join in and watch/participate as we continue to build. If you don’t have Discord for your phone or PC yet, you should install this first, then click on the link. But you will still be able to join in the chat with your browser too, by clicking on the link below – though it will be as temporary as long as your browser window stays open, which is why I recommend to download first.

Chat Invitation – Click To Join: https://discord.gg/b3hmKYU

Zakrytye Hacks/Defaces INDU Enterprises in Russia

Earlier this morning “Hax Stroke” of Ghost Squad Hackers introduced the world to a new hacking group going by the name of “Zakrytye Kupla” with a defacement of INDU Enterprises, a business solutions service operating out of Moscow, Russia. Even though they advise against it, researching the group further it appears as though they have been around for a while, operating since at least early 2018 based on their social activity. The group also has its own private Discord server and well over 600 followers on Facebook, including many of the worlds most famous/active hackers.

While I did first learn about the group through a posting on Hax Stroke‘s Twitter timeline, it doesn’t appear as though Hax Stroke has left Ghost Squad Hackers. Rather, this is merely appears to be just another or separate group they affiliate with. I’ve attempted to make contact to confirm this however, but as of the early morning hours of January 21st 2019, have yet to hear back. At the time of this article indu.com also also remains in it’s defaced condition, perhaps indicating that the hackers were able to lock out all site administrators. Given that it’s the work week, I can imagine they are unaware of the incident – especially since their website appears to be the only means through which to make contact with the service – at least online.

In a message attached to the hack, Zakrytye hackers stated:

# Hello for all, we are the private group Zakrytye #
# We don’t accept members and no body talk with us, we do not like contact #
# Don’t search about us or we will search with you #
Members: [ Arz3l – Adicts – HaxStroke – ./Morpheus – Asterix ]
Greets: [ TioZika (Mamba) 0k20k ]”

Zakrytye’s Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ZakrytyeKupla/

Target: hxxp://indu.com/
Deface Mirror: https://defacer.id/archive/mirror/6729410

Screenshot of Deface:

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Rogue Security Labs Launches Online Chat

Now entering into my 4th month of existence here at Rogue Media Labs, I’ve been trying to think of new ways to keep growing my product/brand and get more people involved or engaged. To this end, I’ve decided to bring back an online chatroom attached to the traffic my website generates, hoping to connect more people to one another and introduce new or interested parties to the world of cyber security, underground hacking and international espionage.

I’ve also been quitely working behind the scenes on a major business deal to acquire AnonHQ’s domain name and Facebook page, hoping to eventually merge them under the umbrella of Rogue Security Labs – using their platform with my professionalism to bring my site and it’s content to new levels. At the present moment in time we are only engaged in preliminary talks, stay tuned for developments. On a side note, I had spoken to the owners of The Hacker News about acquiring their domain and social pages for similar reasons, but after being told it would cost greater than $2 million dollars to do so, decided that route was far too rich for my blood.

As for why I’ve decided to start a new chat here today, it’s because these sorts of things are how I got started in this business in the first place. Moderating and building online/Anonymous chatrooms/forums is what first made me (in)famous in the first place, and I wouldn’t be near the same writer, publisher or producer I am today without them. Quite frankly, I also look forward to the challenge of building a new successful one here for this website headed into the future. Perhaps most importantly, I’ve seen first hand the types of impact/change these chatrooms can have. I’ve seen how just a little organization and dedication/effort can literally change people’s worlds. From the Anonymous Intelligence Agency to #OpISIS and #OpAfrica and others, chatrooms offer the perfect platform to bring a diverse group of people together, train/equip them to be better activists in the future, and share knowledge/resources with others around the world – making everyone involved in the exchange better and more educated for it. For example, Rogue Media Labs got traffic from 124 different countries around the world in the month of December 2018 alone, all with Tor traffic/nodes blocked. Could you imagine if people from 124 different countries all got together and started sharing with one another in one place? That would be revolutionary!

Together, I believe we can all change the world and make it a more enlightened place. I’ve seen it happen before, and hope to replicate it here again. This is my ultimate goal for the Rogue Labs Anonymous Chat, to bring enough diverse and talented people together to bring about positive change/development in this world. Hope to see you there one day.

Join Chat Here: https://discord.gg/VrWGqhp

For the time being, the chat offers a main/general chatroom with various channels and resources attached to it, such as reading rooms for the latest leaks and international headline news, along with a live tip room for reporting crimes, suspicious activity or terrorist related activity online, along with a section on security tutorials, resources and advice. I will continue building the chat over the coming days/weeks, possibly making the switch over to chatbox in the near future. Hope you will join me as we begin this new adventure together.

~ Brian Dunn

Encrypted Chatrooms & VoIP Applications

Encrypted chatrooms and VoIP services, such as like WhatsApp and Telegram, are not only great for business communications, but they critically important for human rights defenders and political activists fighting around the world – especially in at risk or oppressive countries. It is important to understand that even if you are living in a country which has banned Tor, VPN’s or applications such as Telegram, and you are afraid to use/install those programs out of fear of persecution, encrypted chatrooms can be equally as easy to use and remain 100% legal to boot.

For example, even in countries like Egypt, Iran, Pakistan – et cetera – which have either outright or periodically banned VoIP services such as Telegram and Viber, other chatroom-based services like Chatbox or Slack are still free and legal to own, and can be used to protect private communications all the same. In fact, political activists in countries such as Ethiopia and Egypt are known to have used encrypted chat services to safely coordinate communications, rallies and protests in times of great civil unrest, such as during the Oromo protests and Rabba Massacre. I know this because I was there on the front-lines helping to set up their accounts.

It’s usually free to sign up for these services, and all you need is a verified email address or phone number to login. Then, once enrolled, you can encrypt your chatroom by setting up a custom name/URL for it and requiring password authentication for entry. This assures that only the people you give the URL address to will be able to find it, and only those who know the password to it will be able to enter. Additionally, once set up, you can even set up individual channels within the chatroom itself for a duel level of security/encryption. This includes setting custom rules for different channels, such as requiring Administrator approval for access. This assures that if even someone is able to brute-force their way into your chatroom itself, there are still protocols in place to protect individual communications and information within the chatroom itself.

Additionally, especially if you are doing activism or human rights work, or feel that your life/security could be in danger for the work you do, it is always recommended to never use your real life identity or personal email accounts to set up an encrypted chatroom or channel. Instead, you should always create an online alias and use it to register a new account within an encrypted email service provider, such as ProtonMail or Tutanota. Obviously, this advice need not apply for those of you who are using these services for business purposes. Lastly, some chatroom services actually offer built in video chats, allowing for a third means to make secure voice connections outside of standard phone calls or VoIP services.

For more information on how to keep a safe, private and Anonymous identity online, please read the following tutorial: https://anonhq.com/anonymous-security-guide-2-0/

For more information on different encrypted email service providers and how you can make the switch, please read the following link: https://roguesecuritylabs.ltd/making-the-switch-to-encrypted-emails/

Best/Top Chatroom Service Providers:

Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP):

While VoIP services are not necessarily essential for everyday phone use, they do offer critical protections for political activists, journalists, researchers and citizens living under oppressive regimes all around the world. VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol, which is just a fancy way of saying they transport all calls and messages over established internet connections, rather than routing them through your telecommunications or phone service provider – such as AT&T or Verizon.

In areas like the United States and European Union, VoIP services are important to own because they prevent your data from being intercepted, recorded or stolen by telecommunications companies and other interested 3rd parties, such as Governments, thus protecting any information you send across the wires. VoIP services also offer the ability to encrypt messages or calls between like users, further protecting customer privacy. By comparison, both of these options are unavailable on standard text messages or phone calls straight from your phone provider. In politically oppressive countries around the world, VoIP services are even more important because they offer a critical means to bypass Government imposed restrictions or blockades on national telecommunications on a local level, while also allowing users to make international calls entirely for free.

While this might sound a bit complex or advanced, once installed, operating a VoIP connection/application is no more different or complicated than making a regular phone call or sending traditional text messages. Instead of using your normal texts messages or phone App, you simply download a VoIP App and log into that to make/receive calls and texts – it’s literally that easy. Lastly, VoIP connections offer a secondary means to reach your contacts, should your phone lose service, go out of cell tower range or come under blackout. Rather than relying on the signal strength of your network service provider of choice, all you need is an active internet connection to utilize a VoIP services.

The Best/Top VoIP Service Providers: