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NewsForge: How to Keep Instant Messaging Off the Record

Oct 14, 2005, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mayank Sharma)

"Sometimes encryption isn't enough to keep your conversations private. With standard encryption, it's theoretically possible for someone to steal your secret encryption keys and decipher the conversation. For conversations that need to be kept confidential, the Off-the-Record (OTR) plugin for Gaim saves the day. It leaves no trace of a conversation ever having taken place.

"OTR was developed by two security researchers, Ian Goldberg and Nikita Borisov, at the University of California at Berkeley..."

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