Anyone know what became of the Gaim-E Project?
kevhilton at gmail.com
Mon Nov 3 13:37:29 CET 2008
As others have mentioned there is another pidgin encryption technique:
This project also seems to have stalled if I'm looking at the release
dates as an appropriate indication.
The OTR website specifically addresses this plugin with the following:
"How is this different from the pidgin-encryption plugin?
The pidgin-encryption plugin provides encryption and
authentication, but not deniability or perfect forward secrecy. If an
attacker or a virus gets access to your machine, all of your past
pidgin-encryption conversations are retroactively compromised.
Further, since all of the messages are digitally signed, there is
difficult-to-deny proof that you said what you did: not what we want
for a supposedly private conversation!"
This explanation doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
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