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Adium and gaim talk off-the-record (OTR)

Now it’s clear that Adium and gaim use the same off-the-record (OTR) library, and can talk to each other with no problem. Great for people who need a little more privacy. Whether this otr library (libotr) is strong enough remains to be tested. It’s better than nothing (MSN and other instant messenger protocols are in clear). Still, a false sense of security is no security, and is actually worse. So use it with discretion (in every sense of that word).

For Adium users, OTR module already comes with it.

For gaim users and Linux/FreeBSD savvy, look for the following packages: libotr, gaim-otr, gaim-encryption.

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