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Off-the-Record-Messaging: Secure & Encrypt Conversations on Any AIM Client

TehseenBaweja 05-02-2012

Security is a feature usually built in each software. However, users often have to give up software that is pretty useful otherwise but don’t provide adequate security and privacy features. OTRProxy solves this problem by letting you make your IM tool secure. Once installed and configured, all your messages communicated through your IM client pass through the OTRProxy where they are encrypted and authenticated.


It works on Windows and OSX and supports SOCKS5, HTTPS and HTTP proxies. You do have to manually add a proxy to each IM client and if your IM client is already using a proxy or behind a firewall then OTRProxy won’t work. Users are authenticated by generating private keys but if you ever lose them, none of your previous conversations would be compromised. OTR also has plugins created specifically for clients including Pidgin and Miranda.

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  1. John Batzel
    February 6, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Nice, but on OSX and Windows I already have OTR.
    What I'm in need of is an OTR-capable, usable IM software for my android and ios devices. I and my coworkers are constantly sending IMs back to each other saying "On phone, no encryption please", "Ipad, no encryption", etc. Got anything for that? :)