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Pidgin: GAIM is it trackable?

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Pidgin: GAIM is it trackable?

Question: Security of conversations is important in IM's. Is GAIM conversations recordable by computers or networks who have IM tracking software installed, i.e. IMAge, Imation? Thanks.

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Yes and No

It uses the standard protocols for AOL, Yahoo and MSN, so if tracking is done on the network, then yes.

You can, however, use OffTheRecord (built-in) or Gaim Encryption (installable plugin) to encrypt your conversations with other Gaim users. It would still be trackable, but it wouldn't be readable to a 3rd party.

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