This article provides instruction on how to encrypt instant messsaging sessions with PGP Desktop 10.
PGP Desktop automatically encrypts AOL and iChat standard instant messaging sessions, direct connects, and file transfers if the following conditions are met:
|Note: The secure IM feature is compatible with any IM client that supports AOL's OSCAR protocol for instant messaging, such as AOL Instant Messenger, Trillian Pro, iChat and Gaim.|
To encrypt a instant messaging session
If enabled, PGP Notifier will display the IM session is encrypted by PGP Desktop.
|Note: Audio and video connections are not encrypted by PGP Desktop.
PGP Desktops secure IM feature uses Perfect Forward Secrecy for enhanced security. All keys used to secure your IM sessions are generated at the beginning of the connection and then destroyed when you disconnect; completely new sets of keys are used for every IM session. This adds an extra level of security to your IM sessions.