A private and secure mean of communication between contacts and colleagues

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Presentation Video

Project Information

Project Title: A private and secure mean of communication between contacts and colleagues

Group Number: 2

NGO Project Leads:

  • 1.Mr. Arthit Suriyawongkul
  • 2.Mr. Poakpong Phonsasanongkul

Project Participants:

  • 1.Mr. Dan Meredith
  • 2.Mr. Ian Schuler
  • 3.Mr. James Dejsuphong
  • 4.Dr. Poonsri Vate-U-Lan: poonsri.vate@gmail.com
  • 5.Mr. Than Rassadanukul

Summary of the Problem

This is a description of the problem situation. What kind of people mission better if this problem is solved?

A trusted and secure communication mean is required between groups of people who could be targeted by authorities or adversaries. Text messages such as SMS could be easily compromised, since the service providers keep records of those transactions.


Proposed Solution

This should provide an outline of the basic need that would solve the above problem.

1.Creating a trusted model between the leadership: - setting a common communication format (cipher, encryption, etc.) 2.Develop a mean of communication to the mass of the group from the leadership


Technology to Solve the Problem

Areas of technology that you believe have the potential to solve this problem? (eg mobile devices, social networks, geospatial technology, etc.). As the proposed solution could be used?

Mobile applications or platforms with secure authentication. Find and/or develop secure applications for phones those will have to be interoperable between platforms such as iOS, Android, and BlackBerry.

Existing solutions or relevant links

What other information could help technologists working on this idea?

An existing smartphone application named “SafeSlinger”, developed by CMU Cylab, operating on Android and iOS.

The application’s authentication method is secure, all messages and files are encrypted – essentially it is a locked version of Whatsapp.

The chat application creates a periodical key to exchange between contacts. http://www.cmu.edu/homepage/computing/2012/winter/safeslinger.shtml

Follow-on Actions

Once a potential solution has been developed, what is your plan of action to implement it? Should arise as a series of steps and goals, preferably together with actions assigned to a specific group of people.

  • Ian and Dan will collaborate with developers at Cylab on the feature wishlist:
    • Contact forwarding
    • Group messaging
    • Message auto-forwarding
    • Running local server on phones

(ad-hoc networking capabilities)

    • Translations / Language Pack
  • Dr.Poonsri, Arthit, James, Poakpong, and Than will be at point to test and evaluate SafeSlinger as a viable option. Also handle Thai localization.

SafeSlinger.jpg

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