[Mac_crypto] Re: OT Question: How secure is iChat?

R. A. Hettinga mac_crypto@vmeng.com
Sun, 21 Mar 2004 21:10:07 -0500

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From: Joe Block <jpb@apesseekingknowledge.net>
Subject: Re: OT Question: How secure is iChat?
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 18:30:00 -0500
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On Mar 19, 2004, at 4:11 PM, John C. Welch wrote:

> On 3/19/04 2:26 PM, "Dan Young" <list_member@directeddecisions.com>
> wrote:
>> I was just thinking that I have no idea how secure iChat messages via
>> Rendezvous and AIM are. Does anyone know what types of security is in
>> place
>> to protect the content of messages, audio and video?
> Absolutely none. It's all plain-text HTML for chat, and there's no
> encryption on any of the audio or video either.
> AFAIK, the only way to get security for Chat on OS X is to do
> everything via
> VPN, or see if any of the jabber clients have SSL yet on OS X.

Fire will support using gpg to encrypt and/or sign your chat. Last time
I checked, it only works with other Fire clients, and it only works if
Fire is using AIM or Jabber - we were never able to get encrypted or
signed chat to work over Yahoo and MSN .

Joe Block <jpb@ApesSeekingKnowledge.net>

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