What is Gith ?
Gith is a stand-alone software you install on your computer / smartphone that allows you to communicate with other users with a high level of security.
All communications and stored files are encrypted.
The software is distributed freely on WindowsMacOS X & Linux and will be available soon on iPhone and Android.
The free version can store a limited amount of data (mail, documents) on our servers. A yearly pass allows you to remove this limitation.
Start with GithTo ensure a maximum security, Gith software works as a closed-circuit communication device. It's doesn't interface with other external systems (gmail, MSN, Skype, ...)
First you need to create a new account after downloading and installing the software.
During this creation you simply give us a username and if you want, additional information which will be used to allow other users to find you.
Once connected, you can use the Yellow Pages to find your friends and relations or add them directly if you already known their usernames..
To get in contact with another user, you send them a contact request that might be accepted or rejected. Initially, nobody is in contact with you to avoid spam messages and limit security risks (phishing, viruses ...).
When your contact accepts this request, they appears in your contact list and you can start to send them emails, documents, chat in real time !
Gith starts as a "virtual desktop", allowing you to run all secured applications.
You can also choose to switch Gith to a taskbar mode for an easier access to your real desktop.
The Contact List application allows you to manage your contacts on Gith.
You can search for contacts directly thanks to their login or by using their name, firstname, etc. for those who have accepted to be found in the yellow pages.
Here you can accept or reject contact requests. You have a complete access to the profile of your accepted contacts.
E-MailsThe E-Mails application allows you to share messages with your contacts on Gith, with attachments.
You can save drafts and re-edit them later.
Gith can also store selected folders "online" so you can consult them when moving, from another computer or your smartphone.
All emails and attachments are secured using the best "state of the art" cryptographic standards.
No-one (including us) except their real recipient will be available to consult them !
What should really stay on your computer ?
What should move along with your ?
The choice is up to you !
DocumentsThe Documents applications allows you to manage on a fully secured way all your documents.
You can import documents from your computer files you want to protect. They're integrated to a secured file system on you computer : You can now access them from Gith.
Even if your computed is stolen, even with a computer virus infection, your documents are protected !
Attachments received with the EMail application can be saved on Documents and then be opened.
You can decide to store some of them "online" so you can consult them from another computer or your smartphone, using your Gith account.
Need to send a document to one of your contact ?
Documents allows you to share files with your contacts : they only will be available to access them (RSA 2048 / AES-256 CBC cipher) !
You can also specify a timeout : when the given delay expires, shared files won't be visible by your contacts.
Perfect for smart management of your online disk space !
QuickMessageWant to chat with an online contact ? A short message (SMS) to send ?
QuickMessage is here for that purpose !
QuickMessage tells you which contacts are online, allowing you to chat with them.
For the others ? They will see your messages on their next session !
All pending messages are stored ciphered on our servers and only their legitimate dest can consult them.
All conversation histories are stored on your computer on a ciphered filesystem.
Gith allows you to watch precisely what's getting in and out of your computer.
The Network Status application show all data transferts (emails, chat, documents..) during your current session.
Why should you secure your data ?You probably have the feeling that your communications are not so confidential and do not deserve to be protected
If you take a look a your communications one by one, that's true : there is very little information on them and they would be useless for a criminal.
But did you ever send a passport scan for a visa request ? some medical documents ? answer to some requests from your bank, for a loan ?
Did you ever receive a confirmation email for a service subscription with your password, in clear ? Is this password the same you actually use for your main mailbox ? For your windows account ?
All those documents last for years and they give a complete access to your "numeric heritage".
Most websites now use an SSL encryption (a website starting with "https"), which doesn't in practice offer a real complete security.
Your data is ciphered from your computer to the remote server (a mail server for example). That data is then stored in clear on the server and on your computer.
If a hacker breaks into you computer, in the company server's, your data can be easily stolen.
Those data, can be used then to steal your identity on the web, and in real life, extract money from your bank accounts, ..
Every year, millions of user accounts are stolen from serious companies :