[jdev] Protecting IM From Big Brother

Alexey Nezhdanov snakeru at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 10:19:38 CST 2007

On Tuesday 27 November 2007 02:55:16 Andreas Monitzer wrote:
> On Nov 27, 2007, at 00:07, Jesus Cea wrote:
> > http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/11/23/1324201
> FYI, Adium and Pidgin implement OTR on top of XMPP.
> andy
Not just these two. XMPP have specification for pgp usage on top of xmpp, I 
use it sometimes with Psi client and I am sure that at least some other 
clients support it as well.

I'll explain it for the others who are less familiar with encryption: both 
methods (OTR and PGP) are the end-to-end encryptions. Big brother will never 
waste his resources to crack these unless you are highly wanted criminal (and 
even in this case it will be not too easy for him to crack it).

Alexey Nezhdanov

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