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Post Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:44 pm

Which chat (IM) app do you use?

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.

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Post Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:12 pm

Re: Which chat (IM) app do you use?

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

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Post Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:18 pm

Re: Which chat (IM) app do you use?

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.
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Post Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:52 pm

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Hmm.. I haven't tried SIMP before. Maybe I'll give it a go and see how it looks in Ethereal. ;-)  Thanks
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Post Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:05 pm

Re: Which chat (IM) app do you use?

I use adium on my Mac, Empathy on my Ubuntu box.
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Post Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:37 pm

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Pidgin and OTR here...
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Post Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:57 pm

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Ah yeah, forgot about OTR :)
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Post Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:39 pm

Re: Which chat (IM) app do you use?

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.
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Post Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:11 pm

Re: Which chat (IM) app do you use?

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...
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Post Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:09 am

Re: Which chat (IM) app do you use?

I use net send messages encrypted with a Caesar cipher.
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Post Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:47 pm

Re: Which chat (IM) app do you use?

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.
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Post Fri May 07, 2010 12:07 pm

Re: Which chat (IM) app do you use?

I use skype and gtalk :)
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Post Fri May 07, 2010 3:02 pm

Re: Which chat (IM) app do you use?

echo + rot13 + write ... Pidjin + OTR
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Post Sun May 09, 2010 3:50 am

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pidgin for my normal friends, IRC for my 1337 ones  ;)
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Post Mon May 10, 2010 1:09 am

Re: Which chat (IM) app do you use?

Pidgin @ home, msn on my phone.
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