Which chat (IM) app do you use?

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    • #4263
      p0et
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      I had a look on Google and the boards here on EH-Net to see which secure IM program most people use.  Couldn’t find the answer, so I’m curious.. what do you use?  I know there are some which use a Jabber server with Pidgin client, some use OpenFire and others use an OTR plugin with their usual IM client such as MSN or Kopete.

      Thanks guys!

    • #27058
      Ketchup
      Participant

      I use MSN Messenger with SIMP for encryption.  I just use the free version so I don’t get file transfer encryption. 

      http://www.secway.fr/us/products/

    • #27059
      rattis
      Participant

      For work related IM, we’re using google’s talk, with pidgin and the encryption plug-in. It’s only partly set up in the company though. Not everyone is using it. With our facility move (moving from one large location to 3 smaller ones) my department won’t have the time to push for everyone to start using it.

    • #27060
      p0et
      Participant

      Hmm.. I haven’t tried SIMP before. Maybe I’ll give it a go and see how it looks in Ethereal. 😉  Thanks

    • #27061
      sync
      Participant

      I use adium on my Mac, Empathy on my Ubuntu box.

    • #27062
      jason
      Participant

      Pidgin and OTR here…

    • #27063
      sync
      Participant

      Ah yeah, forgot about OTR 🙂

    • #27064
      jason
      Participant

      OTR is great, but it can be a little shaky at times. If you’re talking to someone on a different version of the plugin than you have, it will occasionally freak out and spew endless text while it tries to figure out what’s going on. It seems like they need to work a little more on making sure that it doesn’t get into that state. Otherwise, I like it.

    • #27065
      hayabusa
      Participant

      I use pidgin, with the encryption plugin, regardless of which backend IM service I’m connecting to.  Works with my company chat nicely, as well, and because of the encryption plugin, can keep confidential into out of prying eyes, in the server rooms…

    • #27066
      unsupported
      Participant

      I use net send messages encrypted with a Caesar cipher.

    • #27067
      dynamik
      Participant

      @jason wrote:

      Pidgin and OTR here…

      Same here. We have an internal chat server at our office, and that’s what everyone uses there as well. There is no trust there whatsoever lol.

    • #27068
      dravid123
      Participant

      I use skype and gtalk 🙂

    • #27069
      sil
      Participant

      echo + rot13 + write … Pidjin + OTR

    • #27070
      j0rDy
      Participant

      pidgin for my normal friends, IRC for my 1337 ones  😉

    • #27071
      delusion
      Participant

      Pidgin @ home, msn on my phone.

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