January 20, 2007

"Using free, open source IM software, you can obscure the contents of your instant message conversations as they travel over the wire. Read on for the details on how to encrypt your sensitive IM's with the excellent open source instant messenger client Gaim.

Here's how this IM encryption setup works: Gaim uses public/private key pairs to scramble each message that it sends to your recipient, whose installation of Gaim de-scrambles that message and displays it to you. All this happens in the background with no intervention (except clicking on the button with the lock icon on it)."
Click here to learn how to set it up.

Posted by Gina Trapani @ Lifehacker

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