"...open a secure channel."
      - Any Captain, Any Starship


The following is a list of links to other software sites that deal with privacy, cryptography or computer programing. I am not affiliated with any of these projects or websites unless specifically mentioned. I just feel that they are great projects or sources of information and worthy of support. They are in no way endorsing me or Secure Channel.

The Tor Project

What is TOR (The Onion Router)? According to their website "Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet." Tor is one of the best ways to stay anonymous while using the web. By using various cryptographic techniques, Tor securely routes your IP traffic using intermediaries in a way that greatly improves your privacy.


Truecrypt is the best open source solution for disk encryption. With Truecrypt you can create an encrypted virtual disk or encrypt a whole hard drive.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the group at the forefront of defending our rights in the digital world. They fight for free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights primarily in the courts, but also by advising policy members and educating the general public.

Password Based Cryptography Standard Specification (PKCS #5)

The official specification of the PKCS #5 v2.0 Password-Based Cryptography Standard. Requires a PDF reader.

AES Specification (FIPS 197)

The official Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) specification. Requires a PDF reader.

GNU Privacy Guard

The leading open source implementation of the Open PGP standard. Cross platform public key cryptography available for Windows, MAc OSX and Linux/BSD.

GPG Tools for Mac OSX

The best Mac OSX implementation of GNU PG. Full integration into Mail.app allows for non command line interaction. Under very active development.

GNUPG Wikipedia

The wikipedia entry for GNU Privacy Guard.

HTTP Keyserver Protocol

The IETF Draft protocol for OpenPGP Keyservers.

OpenPGP Message Format (RFC 4880)

The IETF RFC 4880 specification for the OpenPGP formats. This specification alows for the ineroperability of different encryption products.


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This product is produced independently from the TorĀ® anonymity software and carries no guarantee from The Tor Project about quality, suitability or anything else.

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