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# youandme 🧑‍🤝‍🧑
![](logo.png)
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Only you and the person you're talking to should know the details of the conversation.
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Only you and the person you're talking to should know the details of the conversation. This includes metadata.
This is a Python library to share data anonymously and securely* with limited traffic metadata. It is designed for generic byte streaming over a private tunnel, using Tor onion services..
This library is meant to be used by other libraries or applications, however a script 'yam' is included to enable basic CLI instant messaging.
This is a Python library to share data anonymously and securely* with limited traffic metadata. It is designed for generic byte streaming, but a script 'yam' is included to enable basic CLI instant messaging.
\* The ID one connects to a host with must be shared via a secure (private, authenticated) channel.
# install 📥
`$ pip install youandme`
You also need a recent Tor daemon in executable path. 0.4 Tor is what is tested. https://www.torproject.org/download/tor/
# why
## basic chat usage 💬
`$ yam.py host`
This will start a bare-bones CLI-based chat and output an address to be given to a friend.
The friend connects:
`$ yam.py conn --address <address>`
# purpose 🧑‍🤝‍🧑
In normal socket connections, Eve can see when Alex and Bob communicate and the size of their communications.
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Anonymity and encryption is provided via Tor onion services, though this library could easily be adapted to use plaintext (and encryption by an application) or another relay like I2P.
# security
# security 🔒
As stated above, this library does no authentication. However, if the ID is shared privately and safely, the tunnel will have roughly the security of a Tor v3 onion service, with increased metadata unobservability.
That said, one should not rely on any software when the stakes are too high.
## What an attacker sees in a normal Tor connection
## what an attacker sees in a normal Tor connection
![](no-dummy.png)
## What an attacker sees in a youandme connection
## what an attacker sees in a youandme connection
![](dummy.png)

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