encrypted iChat conversation

ss_Encrypted_ichat_dietmar.jpgWith the new Mac OS X 10.4.3 update, iChat has a new feature... encrypted chatting.

.Mac members can enable encrypted chat sessions after installing this update.

To enable encryption, simply go to
iChat > Preferences... > Accounts > (select your .Mac account on the left pane) > Security
And click Enable button to enable iChat encryption.

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The Enable for iChat encryption looks like this:
ss_Encrypted_ichat_pref_off.jpg

Once it's changed, it will become:
ss_Encrypted_ichat_pref_on.jpg

This service is available for .Mac subscriber to .Mac subscriber.

iChat Encryption Assistant:
ss_Encrypted_iChat_AV.jpg

Screenshot of encrypted iChat conversation:
encrypted iChat conversation

Secured video chat is also available for .Mac members:
encrypted iChat video chat

Thanks to Dietmar Urbaniak and Erik Bech for testing and screenshot.

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Posted by Antony at November 2, 2005 12:43 AM

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