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.
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