discordCrypt

This plugin should (may not) be compatible with the latest version of Discord

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Description

Provides end to end message encryption for Discord using various cryptography standards. Supports code blocks, user tagging, encrypted file uploads up to 50 MB, global emotes ( Nitro not required ) and more.

DiscordCrypt™

End-To-End File & Message Encryption For Discord

Encrypted Message

Features

  • Supports Windows, MacOS and Linux. ( No mobile support, sorry! )
  • All messages in DMs, group DMs and channels may be configured to be end-to-end encrypted.
  • Uses a dual encryption mode with multiple ciphers. ( Defaults to AES-256 and Camellia-256 )
  • Optional timed messages are supported which are deleted after a certain period passes.
  • Emojis ( including animated ) are supported even if you're not a Nitro user.
  • Encrypted database with a password of your choosing protects all your keys.
  • Ability to backup, restore and manage all passwords in the database.
  • Strong and automatic key exchanges for DMs allowing you to easily secure sessions your friends.
  • Supports encrypted file uploads up to 50 MB which are automatically deleted after 7 days.
  • Automatic signed updates ensures you always get the latest features while staying secure.
  • Blocks various known tracking elements used by Discord via SecureDiscord.
  • Designed to provide the maximum security and privacy.
  • Extensively tested for reliability and stability.

DiscordCrypt™ is a plugin for Discord that uses BetterDiscord's internal structure to send and receive encrypted messages between users and channels in a safe and secure manner.

The plugin achieves this by using multiple levels of encryption with well known ciphers to ensure only the people you want to read your messages can read them and no one else.

The source code is completely free / libre and open source ( FLOSS ) and licensed under the MIT License so feel free to have a look or modify it as you see fit!

If you'd like an in-depth explanation of its inner workings, click here.

If you wish to use a web browser instead of Discord's native application, we recommend you use SimpleDiscordCrypt made by our friend An0. Please note, these two versions are incompatible with one another.

Contributions are welcome! Be sure to read our guidelines before submitting your changes.

Also, while this project is licensed under the MIT, if you feel generous and wish to buy the creators and maintainers coffee, we'll happily accept.

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Getting Started

Installation

DiscordCrypt™ is installed just like any other BetterDiscord plugin. If you do not have BetterDiscord installed, be sure to do that first before continuing with this guide.

N.B For now, the plugin has only been tested on Windows and Linux but it should work for all operating systems that support BetterDiscord.

For installation on specific operating systems, see below:

Windows

  • Download the plugin file.
  • Save the plugin to the following path: %APPDATA%\BetterDiscord\plugins.

    • Example: C:\Users\Jeremy\AppData\Roaming\BetterDiscord\plugins\discordCrypt.plugin.js
  • Verify the signature is valid.
  • Ensure the file is named exactly as discordCrypt.plugin.js.
  • Restart Discord by pressing: Ctrl + R.
  • Enable the plugin in BetterDiscord's plugin settings menu.

MacOS

  • Download the plugin file.
  • Save the plugin to the following path: ~/Library/Preferences/BetterDiscord/plugins.

    • Example: /home/jeremy/Library/Preferences/BetterDiscord/plugins/discordCrypt.plugin.js
  • Ensure the file is named exactly as discordCrypt.plugin.js.
  • Restart Discord by pressing: Ctrl + R.
  • Enable the plugin in BetterDiscord's plugin settings menu.

Linux

Stable & Canary Versions

*The following instructions are for Discord Stable/Canary*. ( Get it here for Debian/Ubuntu. )

The PTB or SNAP versions are NOT supported.

  • Download the plugin file.
  • Save the plugin to the following path: ~/.config/BetterDiscord/plugins.

    • Example: /home/jeremy/.config/BetterDiscord/plugins/discordCrypt.plugin.js
  • Ensure the file is named exactly as discordCrypt.plugin.js.
  • Restart Discord by pressing: Ctrl + R.
  • Enable the plugin in BetterDiscord's plugin settings menu.
Flatpak Versions
  • Download the plugin file.
  • Save the plugin to the following path: ~/.var/app/com.discordapp.Discord/config/BetterDiscord/plugins.

    • Example: /home/jeremy/.var/app/com.discordapp.Discord/config/BetterDiscord/plugins/discordCrypt.plugin.js
  • Ensure the file is named exactly as discordCrypt.plugin.js.
  • Restart Discord by pressing: Ctrl + R.
  • Enable the plugin in BetterDiscord's plugin settings menu.

Verifying Signatures

For every release starting with version 1.2.4, we sign the plugin using GPG for increased security.

You should ALWAYS verify the signature of this plugin before installing it to ensure it has not been maliciously tampered with.

For Windows and Linux operating systems, we recommend you use Kleopatra for verifying signatures and for MacOS, we recommend GnuPG for OS X.

The signature for each release is located here. Please read the manual for your specific client to determine how to verify signatures.

If everything goes well, you'll notice output similar to below:

$ gpg --verify build/discordCrypt.plugin.js.asc
gpg: assuming signed data in `build/discordCrypt.plugin.js'
gpg: Signature made Fri 1 Jun 2018 00:00:01 AM 00 using RSA key ID 3787CE3F
gpg: Good signature from "DiscordCrypt (DiscordCrypt Signing Key)"

The above depends on the client you use but you must always look for a "Good", "OK" or "Valid" signature.

Please note, you will need to import the PGP signing key located here and NOT the binary Ed25519 signature discordCrypt.plugin.sig.bin to verify signatures.

Finally, you should manually verify that the signing key you imported above matches the information below:

Key ID: 3787CE3F
Key ID ( Long ): 0xB8EC0775960AEB2E4C11F084DA613E753787CE3F
Fingerprint: B8EC 0775 960A EB2E 4C11 F084 DA61 3E75 3787 CE3F

Key Server: hkp://keys.gnupg.net OR hkp://pgp.mit.edu
UID: DiscordCrypt (DiscordCrypt Signing Key)
Hash: 0xDA613E753787CE3F

N.B. The plugin self-verifies every update so you only ever need to verify the above PGP signatures once upon your first installation. Updates get verified using an Ed25519 signature.

The public key for update signature validation is:

Hex: 44 6A 93 CE 8D 5D 69 D3 13 18 0E C5 4E EF 29 21 E2 1F 64 A4 DF 20 83 39 05 38 6F B6 FA 53 B7 42
Base64: RGqTzo1dadMTGA7FTu8pIeIfZKTfIIM5BThvtvpTt0I=

Usage

DiscordCrypt™ creates a menu bar upon loading, allowing you to interact with the plugin.


Menu Bar


These icons each offer a different functionality as follows:

  • [1] Upload Encrypted Clipboard

    • This uploads your current clipboard to the Up1 file service and sends an encrypted link to the file to the current channel.
    • After uploading, this sets your clipboard to the deletion link for the uploaded file which you may use to either manually delete the file after your colleague has downloaded it or for later deletion. To use that deletion link:

      • Use the host https://share.riseup.net/< deletion link >
    • You are limited to a maximum of 50 MB.
  • [2] Upload Encrypted File

    • This opens the file upload menu that you may use to encrypt and upload a file less than 50 MB to an Up1 service.
    • You may choose whether to randomize the file name and whether to attach a deletion link to the message.
    • If sending the deletion link, it will not be in the URL format to avoid accidentally deleting the file. To use that deletion link:

      • Use the host https://share.riseup.net/< deletion link >
    • You are also able to write a message prior to sending the file which will be sent immediately.

      • Standard message limits apply. Messages longer than the maximum length will be split into multiple messages.
    • Files are encrypted using AES-256 in CCM mode as per Up1's protocol.
  • [3] Plugin Settings

    • This menu controls the settings for the plugin.
    • You can enable and disable each option here.
    • This also contains a database management menu allowing you to import and export your current passwords.

      • Note that exported entries are NOT ENCRYPTED and as such should be handled with caution.
    • The ability to restore ignored updates or manually checking for updates may be done within the "Security Settings" sub-menu.
  • [4] Enable/Disable Message Encryption

    • Clicking this button either enables or disables automatic encryption.
    • Automatic encryption will always encrypt any message sent as long as passwords are defined for the current channel.
    • Clicking this button changes the lock icon to an unlock icon indicating messages sent will not be automatically encrypted.

      • Clicking this icon again re-enables automatic encryption and changes the lock icon back to the default seen above.
    • This button is channel specific meaning that when you switch channels, it will use your last setting. By default, automatic message encryption is disabled.
  • [5] Password Settings

    • This menu allows you to set, modify, reset or copy the passwords applied to the current channel being viewed.
    • If you reset the current passwords, they will use the default passwords defined in Plugin Settings.
    • Using the Copy Current Passwords button to the clipboard for sharing.
  • [6] Passphrase Generator

    • This allows you to generate a unique passphrase for whatever reason.
    • We recommend you use this when you want to send passwords for a non-DM channel.
    • Passphrases contain roughly 13 bits of entropy per word.
    • You should use a passphrase that is at least 10 words long.
    • Word lists are provided by the EFF Diceware list.
  • [7] Generate & Send New Public Key

    • This can ONLY be used in DMs.
    • This button is used to start or generate a new encrypted session between two users.
    • Once you start a new session with a friend, you can re-generate it at any time.
    • This is further detailed below.

Creating a new database

Every time Discord starts, you will be met with a prompt seen below:


Greeting Prompt


DiscordCrypt™ uses an AES-256 encrypted database file in GCM mode to store its information and uses a master password to unlock this file.

The first time you use the plugin, you'll be prompted to input a new password that will be used to create the database.

Every additional time you start or restart Discord, you'll be prompted with the above screen where you must enter the same password as before. If you don't enter the same password, you will not be able to unlock your database and decrypt any messages.

All exchanged keys and passwords are saved to this database and cannot be recovered if the master password is lost so be sure to use a strong but memorable one. ( Forgot Password? )

Your password for this database must meet at least one of the below requirements.

  • Your password MUST contain at least one uppercase & lowercase letter, a number and a symbol and be at least 8 characters in length.

    • Example: p@s$w0rD ( PLEASE DO NOT USE SOMETHING THIS. )
  • Your password must be GREATER THAN 32 characters in length.

    • Example: gestation broken directive coveting bony unrevised monogram clapped anchovy unmasking handiness actress

N.B. This password is the only thing protecting all others and as such, should be a very strong and unpredictable.

Changing the database password

If you wish to change your master password, you may do so in the Plugin Settings menu. ( settings-menu )

You can only do this however, after you unlock the database with your previous password.

If you forgot your password then you will need to reset the database.

If you enter a password in the New Master Database Password field and save your settings, this key will be used to encrypt the database in the future.

master-password

N.B. If a key is not entered into this field, it is ignored. Your current password will NOT be replaced.

Exchanging Keys

While we give users a choice regarding the options they want to use when originally setting up an encrypted conversation via manually setting passwords, we offer a simple way to do it, while still enforcing strong cryptography methods.

This involves using an asymmetric key exchange algorithm which, while allowing you to send information via an insecure channel, allows a strong secret key to be shared between two parties.

Personal Conversations

Private Messaging

To start a secure session with another person, they need to have this plugin installed.

After which, you can start a secure session with them using the following steps:

  • Generate a key and send a new public key using the Auto-Key-Exchange button. ( s1 )
  • If your partner has the Automatically Accept Key Exchanges option switched on, they will immediately attempt to establish a session with you..
  • If they do not have Automatically Accept Key Exchanges enabled, you will need to wait for them to manually accept the exchange.

session-establishment

session-prompt

Channels And Group DMs

Exchanging keys for a group conversations or channels is more complex and a generally longer process. You may want to leave your group chat unencrypted if you don't discuss anything sensitive.

  • Generate two passphrases using the Generate Secure Passphrase option. These will be the keys that will be used to encrypt the channel.
  • Open up your favorite text editor and take note of the passphrases you generated. Make sure you specify which passphrase will be used as the primary and secondary key.
  • Establish a secure session with every member you want to read encrypted messages in the group chat. This step is mandatory to avoid compromising security.
  • Send these keys to every member that needs them.
  • Switch to the group chat and apply both the primary and secondary key using the Password Settings menu. This must also be done by every peer you sent these keys to.
  • You may need to restart the Discord app ( Ctrl+R ) after doing this to read old messages.
Sharing Existing Passwords

You can sharing existing passwords with other users but it is highly unrecommended. We recommend you simply generate new keys for the conversation and send these to the user and every other member. This prevents them from being able to read past messages.

  • Switch to the group or channel that currently uses encrypted messages.
  • Open the Password Settings menu. ( 5 )
  • Click on Copy Current Passwords located at the bottom of the panel.

    • Please note this copies the keys from your current channel in an UNENCRYPTED form to your clipboard.
    • KEEP THEM SAFE AND DO NOT SAVE THEM.
  • Paste your clipboard to your partner only when you have established a secure session. ( Ctrl+V or Right Click -> Paste )

Resetting Or Updating Passwords

You may one day end up in a situation where you need to manually reset or update the password for the current conversation.

One such situation is when sharing keys for group conversations. ( See Above )

N.B. We recommend against manually creating a password as we offer a tool to securely generate strong passwords for both parties.

If it comes to this, you simply need to go to the Password Settings menu ( 6 ) to apply or reset your passwords for the channel you are currently in.

If you are manually updating the passwords to be able to have an encrypted group conversation, simply paste the "Primary Key" in the first field and the "Secondary Key" in the second field, then press Save Passwords.

Configuring Settings

Settings can be configured within the Plugin Settings menu accessed via the toolbar.

These settings are classified by type:

  • Plugin Settings

    • These are the general settings regarding how the plugin is to used.
    • You may configure which algorithms you want to use to encrypt messages or perform key exchanges but the default options are generally considered the best.
    • The default password here is used to encrypt messages when you do not have a custom password set.

      • N.B. The default password here should NEVER be used to encrypt any confidential message as this offers NO protection.
    • The message prefix can be used to indicate which messages were decrypted.

      • You may want to remove this prefix to have messages appear normally.
      • N.B. Removing this prefix makes it impossible to tell whether a message was encrypted or not!
    • This menu also allows you to configure timed messages. ( Or rather how long till a message is deleted. )
    • Finally, you can change your master database password here.

      • N.B. Make sure you click the Save Settings button after changing anything in this menu!
  • Database Settings

    • This menu offers you the ability to view all passwords saved in the database as well as delete them individually.
    • You may also use this to backup or restore your passwords saved.

      • N.B. *Passwords exported are UNENCRYPTED and should never be left on the disk longer than necessary!*
  • Security Settings

    • Allows you to view any blacklisted updates and information contained within them.
    • You may also remove any blacklists from this list to update to that specific version.
    • This menu also allows you to configure whether to automatically check for updates.

      • N.B. It is highly recommend you leave this turned on as plugin updates are verified and may contain critical vulnerability fixes. Security advisories will be posted in the support server whenever this occurs.
    • Finally, you may manually check for updates in this tab if you disabled automatic checking or if you haven't yet received an update notification. ( By default, updates are checked for on an hourly interval. )
  • About

    • Lists the plugin's license and various resource links for users.

Best Practices

The following tips should be adhered to for maximum privacy between users.

  • Change your master database password frequently.
  • NEVER share passwords across unencrypted communications. Always establish a secure connection by means of a key exchange before sending passwords.
  • Refresh your sessions on frequent basis. This ensures that even if your current session keys are compromised that an attacker will not be able to read any future messages.
  • Use large key sizes ( preferably the maximum ) when exchanging keys. For Diffie-Hellman, this is 8192 bits or for Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman, this is 521/571 bits. Prefer Post-Quantum exchange algorithms such as Supersingular Isogeny Diffie-Hellman.
  • Use strong passwords for encrypting your database. Passwords musst be at least 8 characters long and contain a combination of alphanumeric ( *A-Z*, *0-9* ) and symbolic characters or be greater than 32 characters total.

    • We recommend using a password manager such as KeePassX/KeePassXC or BitWarden to generate and safely store strong passwords though we strongly prefer the KeePass app variants ourselves due to the fact that the database remains completely in the user's control and not in the cloud.
  • Use AES as either the primary or secondary ciphers for encryption. AES is a cipher developed in 1998 and is still considered one of the most secure methods of sending and receiving confidential information to this day.
  • If you require absolute secrecy which is not vulnerable to Discord's potential MiTM attacks, use the built in passphrase generator, encrypt these using PGP and send them to your partner over a non-Discord channel then manually apply these keys after you decrypt them.
  • Assess your risks and practice operational security. Encryption is merely a tool which must be used properly to be effective.
  • Look into alternative communication methods. If you don't need to use Discord, don't. Good alternative messaging apps include Signal, Wire, Riot and Pidgin + OTR.
  • Install the complimentary script SecureDiscord for additional protection.

    • Configurable allowing you to choose which options to use.
    • Sets your user agent to Tor's.
    • Sets additional HTTP headers to Tor defaults.
    • Blocks access to known Discord tracking URLs.
    • Blocks malicious and tracking based URLs using a block list.
    • Removes tracking from any external URL.
    • Removes several fingerprint based headers from requests.
    • Adds an additional Do-Not-Track header to all your requests.
    • Routes all your traffic through a SOCKS proxy running on your computer.

      • By default, this routes requests over Tor's default address. ( 127.0.0.1:9050 )

Debugging

The official Discord client is built with the Electron framework that uses a tweaked Chromium version bundled with Node.js support.

The DevTools console interface can be opened using the key combination of: Ctrl + Shift + I.

In the event that you encounter an error and wish to submit an issue to us to help resolve this problem, please follow these steps:

  • First ensure you disabled all themes and plugins to avoid possible incompatibilities.
  • Download and drop the discordCrypt.plugin.js into your BetterDiscord Plugins folder. Restart Discord afterwards. ( Ctrl + R )
  • Exactly like on Chromium, you can open the debug console by pressing Ctrl + Shift + I.
  • Watch your console while using the client as you would normally do. In the the opened debug console window switch to the 'Console' tab and see if there are any errors.

In case there is an error caused by the plugin, create an issue ticket with the exact debug output. You should, as a general practice of security, strip any identifiable information from your request. If however more information is required than you provided, we'll request it from you.

Be sure to read the contribution guidelines before creating an issue.

Frequently Asked Questions

Isn't Discord already encrypted or private ?

Discord claims that all its messages are encrypted, and while that is true to an extent as they are sent over an HTTPS connection, it does NOT mean that they cannot see the content of your messages.

For anyone concerned about or valuing their right to privacy, this is an unfortunate caveat of using Discord.

Messages sent to your friends or servers are encrypted before they're sent out but are decrypted by Discord's servers.

This means anything you've ever sent, typed, or spoken could have been recorded and logged by Discord's owners.

Various messenger applications ( Signal, Riot etc. ) have taken user's privacy seriously and implemented end-to-end encryption so that no one, not even the platform's owners, can see what users do.

Discord has declined several suggestions to implement end-to-end encryption in the past and also constantly attempt to control what users can do or say by censoring users or group chats that they otherwise do not agree with.

We do not mean to say that hate-speech, racism or other morally wrong topics are okay but rather it violates free-speech when Discord themselves are given the right to choose what can and cannot be said by users.

In addition to this, Discord's current CEO, Jason Citron previously founded another application quite similar to Discord, OpenFeint which had been caught harvesting and illegally selling user data to advertisers for profit which has since been shut down shortly after a class-action lawsuit was filed against them.

This also includes the fact that their system actively tracks users, their messages which they refuse to delete and generally, have been caught doing sneaky things in the past. See here.

The OpenFeint mobile gaming network collected data and personal information from its
users’ cellphone-linked profiles and sold the information to Internet application developers,
according to a federal class action.

Lead plaintiff Matthew Hines claims Openfeint accessed, monitored and stored the unique
device identifiers for mobile devices along with personally identifiable information such
as a user’s exact GPS location, Internet browsing history and Facebook and Twitter profiles.

OpenFeint’s business plan included accessing and disclosing personal information without
authorization to mobile-device application developers, advertising networks and web-analytic
vendors that market mobile applications, according to the complaint.

The company acquired such information covertly, without adequate notice or consent,
involving 100 million consumer mobile devices.

After accessing one of OpenFeint’s applications, the company bypassed both the technical
and code barriers designed to limit unauthorized access, as well as his mobile device’s
privacy and security settings, Hines claims.

OpenFeint used the data it collected to collaborate with application developers and create
a database that further enabled the tracking scheme and conducted systematic and continuing
surveillance of the class members’ mobile-device activity, which continues today.

In spite of this activity, OpenFeint assures customers that its applications are all safe for
downloading, according to the suit.

For visual proof of this, please see:

We highly disapprove of their ideals as we believe their actions violate every human's right to privacy.

This plugin attempts to implement the behavior of end-to-end encryption behavior so you can actually keep your messages between friends private.

While this plugin does not support, nor plan to support end-to-end voice encryption, messages and uploaded files via the encrypted file uploading interface should be safe and secure from prying eyes.

Why does the plugin's source look so weird?

We recently added bigger libraries to the plugin ( Such as OpenPGP.js ), and as a result, we started compressing the plugin to save everyone a few megabytes of bandwidth every time DiscordCrypt™ is downloaded.

Having such a large source would increase development complexity. If you wish to have a look at the uncompressed, original source, look at the source file: src/discordCrypt.plugin.js.

Why's the UI so unattractive?

Unfortunately, the core project members have never been good CSS designers as we mainly specialize in internal application and system-level programming.

If you however do know how to make an attractive UI, please do create a pull request with your changes!

How do I send nitro emojis?

To be able to send nitro-emojis, ( animated & emojis from any guild ) you need to join a nitro-only emoji server. After which, once you establish a secure session or group you will be able to select and use these emojis. You can optionally use the message encryption suffix to send the emoji automatically. Example: :discordCrypt:|ENC.

Autocomplete and the emoji picker works just as if you're a nitro user only if you've established a secure session first.

Can I skip the password prompt?

The screen prompting you to unlock your database is necessary for DiscordCrypt™ to function. Without it, you won't be able to send or receive any encrypted messages.

If you don't want to be bothered to unlock the database every time Discord starts up, you can disable the plugin in BetterDiscord's settings and enable it only when needed.

Why does the plugin have to start on the friends or games tab ?

Due to the way Discord caches messages, any previously parsed message won't be able to be easily edited. This means if you view an encrypted channel before you unlock your database, you will not be able to see any previous messages prior to unlocking it. You will only be able to view messages you send or receive after this is done.

To avoid unnecessarily confusing users due to some messages not being decrypted, we've decided to force the client to reload on the Friends tab if the plugin loads when the client is viewing a channel or DM.

What do I do if I forgot my Master Password?

You can reset your database ( and thus your configuration ) by deleting the file DiscordCrypt.config.json located in the same directory as the plugin that you went to during installation.

Doing this will reset your configuration and allow you to enter a new password. Be aware that by resetting your configuration, you will lose the passwords of all of your encrypted conversations and as such, will be unable to read any previous messages.

As a result, you will need need to perform a new key exchange with your friends. If you're part of an encrypted group/channel conversation, you will need to generate new keys or ask someone to send you the passwords securely.

How do I share passwords with new people?

While we do not recommend sharing passwords with newcomers, and instead suggest you generate new keys whenever that happens, you can copy the passwords of the current channel and share them by following theses steps.

Why is DiscordCrypt™'s CPU usage so high?

Unless you're generating keys or performing encrypted file uploads, DiscordCrypt™ should not be resource-heavy.

Discord itself can be annoying in that regard as it generally uses a large amount of resources as all Electron applications tend to.

Why is this so complicated?

Unfortunately, implementing privacy and message encryption in this manner is difficult to do.

We've tried to simplify the process as much as possible but once you get used to it, it becomes much easier.

Known Limitations And Bugs

DiscordCrypt™ is not ( and sadly cannot be ) perfect, the plugin is limited in the number of features it can provide.

  • DiscordCrypt™'s key exchange is vulnerable to Discord's servers being used for Man-in-The-Middle attacks.

    • While an attacker would need access to Discord's infrastructure as the data is encrypted in transit using TLS, it is in theory possible for an attacker, the government or Discord's administrators to sit in the middle of the key exchange.

  • Messages are limited to 1820 characters each.

    • Due to additional costs of encryption and verification, messages at maximum size will only be able to display 1820 characters of text..

      • If your message is longer than this, it will be split and sent in multiple messages.
  • Voice channels cannot be secured, so what you verbally say in them could still be recorded by Discord. Only text messages and file uploads are end-to-end encrypted. However we still recommend using PGP to encrypt especially sensitive files before sending them.
  • Searching past messages is impossible.

    • Since messages are encrypted and the search feature relies on the ability for Discord's servers to read past messages, the search functionality will always be unavailable.
    • If you require searching, you may send your messages in an unencrypted format by starting them with two hash characters ( ## ).
    • Messages also will be sent unencrypted if they begin with the forward-slash ( / ) character as these are also used for commands.
  • Some third-party BetterDiscord plugins may conflict with DiscordCrypt™.

    • One such example discovered so far is the plugin OldTitleBar by DevilBro. This plugin causes DiscordCrypt™'s icons to be unclickable.

      • We do not plan to fix this, but feel free to contribute if you wish to do so yourself.
      • For a list of known problematic themes and plugins, see here.
  • Messages cannot be encrypted when using the in-game overlay.

    • This is due to Discord using a separate module to display messages in the overlay that is unrelated to the Desktop app.

Contributors

A list of people that have contributed to this plugin in one way or another. If you think there is a mistake with this list please make a report here.

Authorleogx9r
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