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[liberationtech] Current state of Pidgin OTR vs Jitsi OTR

Nikola Kotur nikola at kotur.org
Mon Jul 1 01:33:51 PDT 2013


On Sun, 30 Jun 2013 02:25:54 -0500
Anthony Papillion <anthony at cajuntechie.org> wrote:

> what exactly is the problem with Pidgin OTR

This page summarizes what might be wrong with Pidgin and OTR:

https://micahflee.com/2013/02/using-gajim-instead-of-pidgin-for-more-secure-otr-chat/

In short: Pidgin uses libotr, which is riddled with bugs, and *might*
have vulnerabilities that can be used to render your privacy useless.
And the only thing worst than no privacy is illusion of privacy.


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