New project with GnuPG frontend for XBMC

antiprism at antiprism at
Fri Dec 12 03:44:35 CET 2014


This might be interesting to the community:

AntiPrism is a tool for very secure web-browsing and communication. It 
is implemented as a set of extensions to the OpenELEC-derived media 
center software providing a universal and seamlessly integrated web 
privacy solution for home and small office. It runs from a read-only 
file system within a secure Linux operating environment bootable from a 
USB flash drive or installable on a HDD/SSD. AntiPrism is activated with 
a password used as an encryption key to a hidden file system. Once 
deactivated, it leaves no traces of its operations. The computer device 
running AntiPrism can serve as a media center for watching movies, 
streaming music and games, and general web surfing with the included 
basic web browser, because the basic XBMC/Kodi external plug-ins 
functionalities are preserved and acting as an anonymizing tool in the 

The main differences between AntiPrism and other existing anonymizing 
Linux derivatives (Tails, Whonix, Liberte, etc) are dictated by its 
purpose. AntiPrism provides, basically, a “secure anonymizing media 
center”, a household device that would normally do little when not being 
used for entertainment, but is now loaded with new hidden powers. For 
example, you can anonymously search, download and watch your torrents 
right on the device, without a need to copy them elsewhere. It can run 
as an intermediate or entry node in the anonymous networks extending 
their strength and improving availability. It has a noticeably high 
performance, due to the fast Systemd Linux backend with close to 
real-time IRQ response and low network packets losses.

AntiPrism is implemented as a set of built-in media center plugins. It 
provides anonymous surfing and networking with popular traffic 
anonymizing tools Tor, I2P and Privoxy. It implements a web of trust 
communications security model by using GnuPG for keys and contacts exchange.

Encrypted file container keeps your sensitive data as well as private 
keys, secure identities and so on. Private keys and identities wouldn’t 
leak outside your device even if it is stolen, or your computer is 
infected by viruses/trojans. For encryption, both Cryptsetup 
(Linux-native disk encryption system, default) and TrueCrypt 7.1a 
(optional) are fully supported. For access control, pre-configured 
AppArmor rules are guarding the protected files.

The built-in AntiPrism web browsing, messaging and file sharing services 
are protected with Tor and I2P. Private keys used by Tor, I2P, SSH, 
OpenVPN, etc services of AntiPrism are stored within the encrypted file 
system and are protected with AppArmor kernel security module.

External browsers may use AntiPrism as a secure anonymizing proxy. The 
connection between the browser and AntiPrism can be optionally encrypted 
with a point-to-point VPN tunnel, eliminating the risks of 
intranet-based surveillance.

AntiPrism can be freely downloaded from its GitHub release repository -

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