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Gaim-Encryption is now Pidgin-Encryption ( This plugin for Pidgin (formerly Gaim) provides easy-to-use encryption of instant messages.



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gaim-e is an encryption plugin for gaim. It uses gnupg (gpg) to securely transfer the session key (RC5). It works with AOL, MSN, and YAHOO. More protocols to come soon. At the current time the GPGME is needed.


Ultramagnetic is a concurrent fork of GAIM that provides strong end-to-end encryption using libgcrypt and anonymous routing using the Six/Four protocol.

Pidgin One-Time Pad Plug-in

Pidgin-paranoia is a plug-in for Pidgin (formerly known as Gaim) that provides information-theoretically secure encrypted conversations using one-time-pads.


***abandoned*** GAIM-STL provides a simple/secure transport layer over any existing Gaim protocol. STL plugins can be used to encrypt/decrypt text as needed.

Gotr - An Off-the-Record Secure Chat Room via Public IM Services

UpdateIt seems like no one is paying attention to this project. Even me... Anyway, original OTR launched a update to 3.1.0, and I am planning to rewrite my code, and make it more neat. It was a mess... 11/7/2007 Abstract:Instant Messaging (IM) is becoming an integral part of social as well as business life. The main concern with IM systems is that the information being transmitted is easily accessible. Although some protection could be achieved with the use of a secure tunneling (i.e. VPN etc.),