OTR and general security stuff

Arturo 'Buanzo' Busleiman buanzo at buanzo.com.ar
Tue Feb 12 17:42:27 EST 2013

As a long time gaim/pidgin, otr and openpgp user, I am completely +1 with
Jacob's ideas.

I cant talk for windows but those platform's users need all the security we
can provide per click.
 On Feb 12, 2013 6:33 PM, "Jacob Appelbaum" <jacob at appelbaum.net> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm writing to this list as datallah suggested that I write to this
> address. I hope it is useful/welcome.
> I've been a Pidgin/libpurple user for a long time. Lately, I've been
> working with datallah to find security related issues. A few of the
> issues I've worked or reported are here:
>   https://developer.pidgin.im/search?q=ioerror
>   http://hg.pidgin.im/pidgin/main/rev/66dc0da8257b
> I've also recently reported another remotely exploitable issue privately
> to datallah. He is fun to work with and I look forward to working with
> him more to audit.
> I'm part of the OTR development team and I really want to help make OTR
> easier to use. I've worked on a few improvements to various IM clients
> (such xmpp-client, the golang xmpp/OTR client, Gajim, Adium, etc)
> regarding security and OTR. I've recently opened a bug where I'd like to
> discuss the idea of shipping our pidgin-otr module in the Windows
> release of Pidgin proper:
>   https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/15513
> I understand that this could be potentially contentious and I even
> understand some of the reasons. As a result, I wanted to open a
> discussion where we discuss the issues involved and hopefully move
> towards a more secure IM transport option that works across around a
> dozen IM clients.
> I'd like to offer my support generally. We already offer a lot of
> support to all Pidgin users by including OTR in the Windows releases. I
> think it will greatly improve the security of messaging for all Pidgin
> users if it were a single install...
> All the best,
> Jacob
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