Off-the-Record Messaging 3.2.0

Off-the-Record Messaging is a Pidgin plugin that allows you to have private conversations over instant messaging.
Off-the-Record Messaging is a Pidgin plugin that allows you to have private conversations over instant messaging by providing:

Encryption

No one else can read your instant messages.

Authentication

You are assured the correspondent is who you think it is.

Deniability

The messages you send do not have digital signatures that are checkable by a third party. Anyone can forge messages after a conversation to make them look like they came from you. However, during a conversation, your correspondent is assured
the messages he sees are authentic and unmodified.

Perfect forward secrecy

If you lose control of your private keys, no previous conversation is compromised.

What's New in This Release:

The functionality of the OTR button has now moved to a menu.
The button can optionally be shown in addition, but now in the conversation toolbar.
New icons were added.
Buddy authentication has been revamped, based on the user study published in SOUPS 2008.
The default is now to choose a question and an answer only you and the buddy should know.
The question is displayed to the buddy, who is prompted for the answer.
The "shared secret" and "fingerprint" authentication methods are still available.
Translations were made for Arabic, German, Russian, and Hungarian.

last updated on:
June 20th, 2008, 7:44 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Ian Goldberg
homepage:
www.cypherpunks.ca
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Communications \ Chat

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