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 ===== Sharing Tox IDs ===== ===== Sharing Tox IDs =====
 **WARNING:​** If you are looking for shorter and more memorable IDs, remember that the **relation between any kind of names and Tox IDs is neither protected nor ensured** by the Tox protocol. By the nature of name services you put full trust into unverified third party data and also get that data over a different, insecure protocol. The safest way to share your Tox ID is by giving your Tox ID directly over a secure channel. **WARNING:​** If you are looking for shorter and more memorable IDs, remember that the **relation between any kind of names and Tox IDs is neither protected nor ensured** by the Tox protocol. By the nature of name services you put full trust into unverified third party data and also get that data over a different, insecure protocol. The safest way to share your Tox ID is by giving your Tox ID directly over a secure channel.
-__The only reliable registry with names of your contacts is your personal contact list__. To make it safe you should also __set your own__ permanent labels (names/​aliases) on the contacts in the list. In the absence of other, unchangeable means to identify the contact (e.g. public key, identicon, chat history), the ability of contacts to freely change their display names in your contact list is __totally insecure__. Fortunately,​ most clients allow viewing a contact'​s public key, which cannot be fabricated, or have other means to identify the contact by.+__The only reliable registry with names of your contacts is your personal contact list__. To make it safe you should also __set your own__ permanent labels (names/​aliases) on the contacts in the list. In the absence of other, unchangeable means to identify the contact (e.g. [[toxid#​public_key|public key]], identicon, chat history), the ability of contacts to freely change their display names in your contact list is __totally insecure__. Fortunately,​ most clients allow viewing a contact'​s public key, which cannot be fabricated, or have other means to identify the contact by.
  
 Below are some of the ways to share Tox IDs and their benefits and drawbacks. This is an attempt to address the different things that can come into play when initially authenticating a Tox user. Below are some of the ways to share Tox IDs and their benefits and drawbacks. This is an attempt to address the different things that can come into play when initially authenticating a Tox user.
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