Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Encrypted chats with Pidgin / Gaim

Doing encrypted (RSA) chats using pidgin is as simple as:

$ sudo apt-get install pidgin-encryption

This installs the encryption plugin.

Encrypted chats are possible once you enable this plugin from preferences in pidgin.

Note the 'padlock sign' in the chat window below.

Check the packet data for yourself using a packet analyser like 'wireshark'.

Its encrypted !


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