What CryptoChat Doesn't Do
While CryptoChat aims to offer strongly encrypted, private Instant Messaging, it's important to note what CryptoChat does not protect you against:
- CryptoChat does not anonymize you: While your communications are encrypted, your identity can still be traced since CryptoChat does not mask your IP address. For anonymization, we highly recommend using Tor.
- CryptoChat does not protect against key loggers: Your messages are encrypted as they go through the wire, but that doesn't mean that your keyboard is necessarily safe. CryptoChat does not protect against hardware or software key loggers which might be snooping on your keyboard strokes and sending them to an undesired third party.
- CryptoChat does not protect against untrustworthy people: Parties you're conversing with may still leak your messages without your knowledge. CryptoChat aims to make sure that only the parties you're talking to get your messages, but that doesn't mean these parties are necessarily trustworthy.