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+Off-the-Record (OTR) Messaging for Pidgin
+Allows you to have private conversations over instant messaging when
+talking on Pidgin by providing:
+- Encryption: No one else can read your instant messages.
+- Authentication: You are assured the correspondent is who you think it is.
+- Deniability: The messages you send do not have digital signatures that
+ are checkable by a third party.
+- Perfect forward secrecy: If you lose control of your private keys,
+ no previous conversation is compromised.
+In order to use this plugin, you need libotr, which is also available