May 13, 2007

"The messengers we use don't provide any support for encryption. The initial login details used are encrypted to some extent but the rest of the data is not encrypted at all. People who have access to the routers can simply use a packet sniffer like wireshark to see the data.
Clearly, a user who cares about his privacy would not like this kind of stuff to happen as this allows other people to steal the private data which users are careless enough to share on these messengers.
The alternative would be to you use a simple, multi-protocol and multi-platform and very famous open source messenger known as Pidgin along with the encryption plugin..."
Read the whole post: Still using YM and AOL or Gtalk? Think again

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