What is SecureDrop?
SecureDrop is a way for NBC News viewers and readers to share information with our journalists. It offers more security and anonymity than other ways of sending tips to our journalists.
How do I use it?
SecureDrop relies on Tor, an application designed to encrypt your communications and obscure your computer’s IP address.
In order to use SecureDrop:
Keep the codename you are provided safe and secure. We will not know your codename, and you should never share it with anyone.
If you forget your codename, we will have no other way to contact you.
What steps are taken to protect my privacy and anonymity?
Nearly all digital communications can leave a trail. NBC News’s SecureDrop is designed to minimize these digital trails using best practices, such as:
However, no system is 100 percent secure, and even with these measures, there might be a risk of someone discovering who you are or what you are sending.
In addition to using SecureDrop, we recommend that you:
NBC News is committed to protecting the identities of our sources and keep the information they give us confidential. We do not make any warranties as to SecureDrop; use of the system is on an "as is" basis, at your own risk.