[Standards] OTR

Peter Saint-Andre - &yet peter at andyet.net
Mon Feb 2 18:47:38 UTC 2015


On 2/2/15 5:22 AM, Hund, Johannes wrote:
> Hi,
>
> while I cannot help with it, I would be very thankful and greatly
> welcome a document on what is and how to use OTR.
>
> Since it was undisclosed that even the NSA seems to have problems
> breaking into OTR [1], it gained a lot of attention it seems and thus
> does a good deal in supporting XMPP as a choice for applications with
> high requirements in privacy and security as its often the case for
> IoT applications.

OTR secures only the character data of the XMPP <body/> element within 
message stanzas. That's appropriate for IM but doesn't really help with 
things like IoT (which often use extended namespaces).

Peter

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