With this information, Alice can anonymously route a message through the network to a random Service Nodes in that swarm. Like Pidgin and other OTR messaging services, Loki Messenger uses Pre-Shared Key (PSK) authentication.
For messaging with only two participants, Loki Messenger has both an Asynchronous mode using Swarm storage on the Service Node network, and a faster Synchronous mode which allows users to send messages directly to each other via Lokinet.
Sometimes shipped with factory-set, hardcoded passwords and often unable to be updated or patched, IoT devices can represent a weak point in a network’s security, leaving the rest of the network vulnerable to attack Hacker-created IoT botnets can direct enormous swarms of connected sensors like thermostats or sprinkler controllers to cause damaging and unpredictable spikes in infrastructure use, leading to things like power surges or reduced availability of critical infrastructure on a city or state-wide level.
Last July, after virtually every adult in India was connected to the world’s biggest biometric identity database, one of the government officials behind it issued a challenge. Opponents of the system swarmed, looking to show the dangers of having too much information amassed in one place....