[jdev] Protecting IM From Big Brother

david.lyon at preisshare.net david.lyon at preisshare.net
Tue Nov 27 16:37:41 CST 2007

Quoting Alexey Nezhdanov <snakeru at gmail.com>:

> 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).

Depends which country of course.. you are talking about.

They crack codes for a variety of reasons...

begs the question; if you are not a highly wanted criminal.. why encrypt ?



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