J. Karl Rove writes "Nikita Borisov and Ian Goldberg
(of many, many other projects) have released
Off the Record Messaging
Encrypt an IM, prove (at the
time) that it came from you, and deny it later. The
authentication works only when the message is sent; anybody
can forge all the messages he wants afterwards (toolkit included).
Captured or archived messages prove nothing. And forward
secrecy means Big Brother can't read your messages even if
he wiretaps you AND grabs your computer later on. All the gooey goodness
of crypto, with none of the consequences!
They have a
code, and Debian
Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be
lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.
- Isaac Asimov