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Trsst is a new secure blog platform similar to Twitter. It has been online for a couple of months now, but many users have yet to discover it. The platform has many security advantages that together with private VPNs give it great potential.
Trsst Innate Security
Trsst was developed to be a secure microblogging platform. And it was designed to be secure on the open internet. It is based on P2P and features encryption across the board to accomplish this. Trsst was built to have the security elements that other platforms like Twitter do not have. It is these lacking elements that fail to ensure user privacy. And Trsst developer Michael Powers was determined to create a platform that included them specifically.
The biggest issue over privacy is that company owners can change their privacy policies any time, without even informing, let alone consulting, users. Then there’s the government, who can strong arm any company into handing over any user data that the company holds. With no owners and data encryption power in the hands of the users, Trsst is not vulnerable to these privacy threats.
Private VPNs to Complement P2P
Peer to peer technology has its fair share of weaknesses. First of all, a P2P based platform like Trsst relies on trust between people sharing data. But identity theft is already a known major issue. Malicious third parties trick thousands of people every day by pretending to be trusted online friends. Once a user connects with one of these wolves in sheep’s clothing, they are in big trouble. The first problem is that P2P is a double-edged sword. P2P sharing is by its nature open and easy. This makes it a great tool for people to freely communicate. But it can be manipulated by malicious third parties. Private VPNs work to give each individual user a layer of protection outside the P2P network. This is a shield that protects them while they continue to enjoy the benefits of P2P.
Another problem is that P2P encryption is not very strong. P2P networks need to be fast, and this means a lower encryption overhead. To compensate, private VPNs provide another layer of encryption on the user’s end to safeguard their systems against hacks from cracked Trsst connections. This protects the data they have stored on their systems that can be used to launch identity scams on other people, to steal from online bank accounts, to commit credit card fraud, and more. Furthermore, the anonymous IP addresses that private VPNs give to users protects their connections and networks from attacks. Without the user’s real IP address, third parties will find it almost impossible to begin learning what they need to launch an attack.