Kurt McKee

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Pidgin-encryption key

Posted 16 August 2008 in encryption and technology

Although rarely online, I signed on today and realized that I hadn't installed and configured Pidgin-encryption. Pidgin-encryption encrypts your instant messaging conversations so that they cannot be read while in transit; without it, it is trivially easy for others to eavesdrop on your online conversations.

If you're not using Pidgin, I highly recommend doing so. It's excellent software. If you're using Pidgin, I further recommend installing Pidgin-encryption. Then, when you're talking with me online, we can both rest assured that nobody can intercept our messages.

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----  
Hash: SHA1

My Pidgin-encryption key fingerprint (all protocols and screen names):  
4c:a3:58:39:8c:71:8c:30:50:ab:c2:1b:27:a7:06:01:69:6c:9b:b2  
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----  
Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux)

iD8DBQFIpnNv6xwUoLkftPgRAle3AJ0TBsysQjdbqazwf4myptUAefix8wCglCwP  
Gf8qFfZhQgH8RZb+Ae6t8PI=  
=wySh  
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----