It is not a secret that the idea of Animalous appeared in Slovakia, Eastern Europe. Most of our team members were born and raised in Communism so the freedom of speech was something we could have only dreamed of.
Things were going to change after the revolutions in 1989. The democratic regime promised us a better world that we were hearing about from the U.S. and Western Europe. A better world where people have rights for liberty, freedom of movement, freeedom of thoughts, freedom of religion and expression, all guaranteed by the Constitution or United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
It seems we have it all today. But our phones are controlled by governments and Secret Services, as they read our emails, moreover; they monitor our online communication. And just think about how many CCTV cameras have you walked past today?
We represent honest people and reputable businesses, who do not want to share their private lives or confidential business information with any government, police, Secret Services or any unathorised third parties.
Animalous is an anonymous and secure communication app with true end-to-end encryption. With Animalous, you can send encrypted messages, files or make audio & video calls. No unathorized parties, even we as the server operator, can listen to your communication.
Our servers are located in Sweden in a nuclear proof bunker. Yes, we take security very seriously and invest heavily to ensure the security of our users.
Using Animalous is extremely simple because, as all you need is a web browser. Just go to www.animalous.com and click on the Start chat. It’s that easy! Once you‘ve started a chat, you‘ve entered a secure Room. This Room and all its content is visible only to you and to those, who will be invited by you.
You can invite other users by clicking on the Add user button in the Room. You have 2 options to invite other users – Send Link or Send Room Key. Once , the invited user opens the Link or inserts the Room Key at www.animalous.com; you‘ ll be asked to approve his or her entry to enter the Room. This step will prevent any unathorized or unwanted users to enter your private Room.
If you have been invited to chat, go to www.animalous.com and insert the Room Key that has been sent to you and click on the Join button.
Animalous supports the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox and Opera.
Animalous Premium includes extra features such as file transfer and audio & video calls. Premium features are currently available only to selected users for reviewing & testing purposes. Please contact us, if you are interested in reviewing and testing Animalous.
Animalous is secured by 2 layered protection. On the top layer, we have used classic browser TLS implementation in HTTPS. As far as we are a little bit suspicious and we do care about the privacy of our users; thus we have developed also a second bottom layer, where we used the newest cryptographic standards. To be exact, we are providing the tool, which is encrypting your messages right in your computer, so you don’t have to worry about your privacy. Your messages NEVER reach our servers in a readable form!
As mentioned before, we have secured our customers with 2 layered security. In the top layer, there is standard TLS, which is well described in publications over the web. In the bottom layer, we are encrypting each of your messages using modern AES-GCM cipher. For the purposes of validation and secret key exchange mechanism, we have used standard RSA(KEM) implementations. Basically, we have put together encryption layer similar to TLS using implementations from renowned groups like Google or DigitalBazaar, removing own certification to keep perfect anonymity.
No, we don‘t store a single piece of your communication and we never shall.
Your messages are encrypted in your computer right after you press enter on your keyboard; thus we cannot decrypt them, even if we were forced to do it.