How to encrypt your instant messages

Sometimes it’s useful to encrypt your instant messages. Mainly because if passwords and logins are flying across the Internet in cleartext, well…. it’s not a good thing. That’s okay though. Open-source has you covered. This article covers the basic encryption schemes that are implemented with a variety of IM clients including Off-the-Record, GAIM Encryption, SecureIM, and FiSH. All of which is just another wall to protect your conversations from initial front-line sniffers.
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