EFF inspects encryption tool for Adium, Pidgin IM clients

    Date26 Sep 2011
    CategoryCryptography
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    The digital watchdog Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) lent a technical hand to fix security problems in a tool used to encrypt instant messenger conversations using the Adium and Pidgin programs. The EFF wrote on Thursday that it analyzed the "Off the Record" (OTR) tool, a plugin for Pidgin and Adium for Mac, which are both open-source programs that accommodate multiple instant-messaging protocols into one client.
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