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Old April 5th 07, 12:38 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger
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Default Live Messenger Text Conversation Encryption

Hi all,

Recently I heard that there're some sniffer programmes that intercept
MSN text conversations. So I'm just wondering how are the latest Live
Messenger's text conversations encrypted? Or is it encrypted at all?
And how reliable are they?

Cheers!!

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Old April 7th 07, 03:44 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger
Jonathan Kay [MVP]
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Default Live Messenger Text Conversation Encryption

Greetings,

With the exception of authentication to the service, Messenger traffic is sent in plain-text,
unencrypted.

However, no magic program is going to be able to "sniff" traffic unless it's actually
following through the sniffer.

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Hi all,

Recently I heard that there're some sniffer programmes that intercept
MSN text conversations. So I'm just wondering how are the latest Live
Messenger's text conversations encrypted? Or is it encrypted at all?
And how reliable are they?

Cheers!!



 




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