BlockPRISM BETA enables encryption of Facebook messages on the fly with minimum interaction.
Our goal is to offer encryption to everybody by creating simple-to-use tools that automate message encryption and integrate into your social networks seamlessly.
The NSA scandal showed that there is a need for secure communication. Although encryption technology has existed now for some time, it has not been widely adopted by the public, because it can be complicated. We want to solve this problem by implementing smart encryption tools that anyone can use easily.
BlockPRISM allows you to securely and seamlessly encrypt messages in your social networks.
The Chrome browser extension enables encryption of Facebook messages with minimum interaction. Just install the extension, login with Facebook and enter a passphrase, that’s all. The extension creates the necessary key pair in the background and shares the public key with your friends. Whenever you write a message, your friend’s public key is used to encrypt the message before it is sent. Received encrypted messages are decrypted with your private key in the background and shown. All this is done automated without your interaction.
How can we ensure the encryption works?
We use strong public private key encryption that is widely used (PGP) and proven. All code will be released as open source. Every programmer can see how it works and validate that the encryption is safe.
Who we are
We are a group of three software engineering students from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Germany and a mechanical engineering student from Stanford University. Our background is in encryption, web- and mobile development.
- The extension doesn't support the new Facebook chat layout yet.
- Messages in the right side of the message overview are not decrypted yet.
- Smileys don't work.
- Messages in the notification bar are not decrypted yet.