Ricochet v1.1.4

webfork on 25 Feb 2018
  • 52MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Nov 2016
  • Suggested by smaragdus

Ricochet is a simple, text-only instant messenger built for security and anonymity. The program uses the Tor network hidden services feature to hide one's identity and connections are encrypted end-to-end. The program intentionally does not save chat history.

Note that unlike most IM tools you do not need to register a username, instead generating a unique address (e.g. "ricochet:rs7ce36jsj24ogfw"). Other Ricochet users can use this address to connect with you. These addresses can be generated and discarded as needed.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: BSD
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch ricochet.exe
  1. Download and run the installer package
  2. During installation select Extract (Portable) and select a folder of your choice
  3. Launch ricochet.exe
Similar/alternative apps: TorChat
What's new? Added translations for Albanian, Chinese (Hong Kong), Estonian, Italian (Italy), Norwegian Bokmål, and Portuguese (Portugal)
Updated translations for Danish, German, Russian, Czech, and Turkish
Use a software-only render to hopefully fix graphical and text issues (#367). Also resolves #365, #358, #348, #375, #331, #389, #411, #454, #409, #442, #445, #447
Fix parsing of links containing certain sequences (#403, #372, no security impact)
Fix 'dead keys' and other compose/ibus input methods with Linux binaries (#60)
Fix Tor configuration with HTTP proxies (#418)
Fix copying links with right click (#429)
Use combined chat window by default (#355)
Use an external tor instance when TOR_CONTROL_{HOST,PORT,PASSWD} is set
Fix visual bugs with window resizing during network setup
Properly display the "X is already your contact" error (#439)
Revise language selection UI to fit all of our languages (#473)
Store identity keys in ricochet.json when Tor is new enough (#227)
Disable ASAN by default for release builds (#341)
Attempt to disable use of RWX memory for improved security
Display configuration parsing errors correctly
Add support for OpenSSL 1.1 (#444)
Updated builds with Qt 5.6.2, OpenSSL 1.0.2j, and Tor
Windows builds can now be cross-compiled with MinGW

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