Title

Private Messaging Under Your Control

Lead Author Major

Computer Science

Lead Author Status

Senior

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Faculty Mentor Name

Daniel Cliburn

Faculty Mentor Email

dcliburn@pacific.edu

Faculty Mentor Department

Computer Science

Abstract/Artist Statement

Pulse is an open source self-hosted web messaging application that will allow users to securely communicate and share files with other users. Pulse uses encryption to encrypt the messages while they are being delivered over the open internet as well as when they are stored on your own publicly or private accessible server. This assures that even if your messages are intercepted or collected while they are being sent to another user, it would be very difficult and almost impossible for them to decipher your message.

Pulse gives users a very easy to use, secure, and self-controlled way of communicating with other people. Along with this, Pulse provides a very similar user interface to current messaging applications users are familiar with today. Pulse is also open source so anyone can go online and audit the code to check for possible exploits and vulnerabilities. This will assure that Pulse remains secure so long as people continue to support and audit the code regularly.

The Pulse application demo will feature a web portal that will allow users to create an account or sign in. Users can then begin to send secure messages to other users that have also created an account on the same host.

Location

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Start Date

6-5-2017 2:30 PM

End Date

6-5-2017 4:00 PM

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May 6th, 2:30 PM May 6th, 4:00 PM

Private Messaging Under Your Control

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Pulse is an open source self-hosted web messaging application that will allow users to securely communicate and share files with other users. Pulse uses encryption to encrypt the messages while they are being delivered over the open internet as well as when they are stored on your own publicly or private accessible server. This assures that even if your messages are intercepted or collected while they are being sent to another user, it would be very difficult and almost impossible for them to decipher your message.

Pulse gives users a very easy to use, secure, and self-controlled way of communicating with other people. Along with this, Pulse provides a very similar user interface to current messaging applications users are familiar with today. Pulse is also open source so anyone can go online and audit the code to check for possible exploits and vulnerabilities. This will assure that Pulse remains secure so long as people continue to support and audit the code regularly.

The Pulse application demo will feature a web portal that will allow users to create an account or sign in. Users can then begin to send secure messages to other users that have also created an account on the same host.