Ephemeral pseudonym client
nymphemeral is a tool made for users searching for secure and anonymous communication on the internet.
It is a GUI client that relies on a pseudonym remailer that communicates to its users by posting messages to a shared mailbox, a Zax-type nym server. Both the server and the client apply an ephemeral encryption layer on their messages based on the Axolotl Ratchet protocol, providing forward and future secrecy to the conversation.
The current version of nymphemeral is 1.4.2, a beta, released 2016-03-21.
Make sure that you have the following:
sudo apt-get install python-dev python-tk # If using Debian/Ubuntu sudo yum install python-devel tkinter # If using Fedora
sudo pip install nymphemeral
You should at least read news server to make sure you have one running and configured so that your nyms can receive messages.
If you installed nymphemeral with pip, you can also use it for updates:
sudo pip install --upgrade nymphemeral
nymphemeral 1.3.3 was updated to use pyaxo 0.4 that follows the latest (Oct 1, 2014) version of the protocol, which changed the order of the ratcheting. For that reason, old conversations (created with nymphemeral < 1.3.3) might not work properly after the update. We suggest that users update nymphemeral and restart their conversations by changing their nyms’ ephemeral keys. The Configuring the Nym section explains how that can be done.
Please use the GitHub issue tracker to leave suggestions, feature requests, bug reports, complaints or any contribution to nymphemeral. If you feel the need to talk about something else, send messages to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also use its public key for end-to-end encryption.