"Veiled" - the New Darknet from HP

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“Veiled” – the New Darknet from HP
 
Boffins at Hewlett-Packard have come up with a surprising new development – a browser-based system for anonymous peer-to-peer file sharing. Christened “Veiled”, the darknet system is all set to be presented at the Black Hat conference to be held over the weekend.
 
Developed by HP security researchers Billy Hoffman and Matt Wood, the darknet system is basically a private network for file sharing and communications. According to eWeek, the new system is superior to current parallel systems such as the Freenet as it does not require users to have any technical know-how.
 
Participation is simple, browser-based and there is no client installation required either. All you need is an HTML 5 compatible browser and you are all set to start sharing data over the encrypted, anonymous network. When combined with the “private browsing” feature available in most modern browsers, the system reportedly leaves no footprint on the host PC.
 
This effectively means absolutely discrete browsing and file-sharing. The system would be accessible from compatible smartphone browsers too. It would fragment files and store these with more than one member on the darknet. The system has even taken care of security concerns – all data on it is encrypted to cut out chances of interception.
 
Another stunning feature of the system as reported by eWeek is its ability to host entire websites with all hyperlinks and documents. These websites could even be linked to other documents on the darknet. While the main aim of the project is to make darknet available to the most common of users, it could also prove to be a headache for security and anti-piracy agencies.
 
The system’s developers however, are looking at the positive side of things; they believe Veiled would come in really handy for human rights organizations and government whistleblowers that need some channel for exchanging data securely. Darknet could provide this without actually revealing the identity of these crusaders unless they wish to come out into the open.
 
Explaining it in the simplest of terms, Wood described Veiled as a system that allows a user to “join the darknet, upload the file and then close his browser and never be associated with that file again.”
 
An interesting new development! But would it aid legitimate information sharing or become yet another tool for pirates? Discuss in our Forums
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