Anyone use XMPP?

by Killpot - 31-10-2015, 02:51 AM
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Posted: 31-10-2015, 02:51 AM (This post was last modified: 31-10-2015, 02:53 AM by Killpot.)
Yo.

So why aren't you all using XMPP? Since people only seem to use skype for group messaging, why not use XMPP and break free from skype?

It's Free,
Open Source,
Extremely Secure AND allows third party plugins which can implement any missing encryption/security features,
Isn't controlled by one company, meaning even you can set up your own XMPP relay server and control the logs,
Has no cloud dependency issues,
has persisten chat rooms and 1:1 chats,
can even video call with the right plugin,
has file sharing, 
is self hosted behind your firewall ON your computer,
has emoticons,
has web interfaces available,
works on Win, Mac, iOS, Android, Win Phone,
AND even has support for an API!

So why aren't you using it? 

Think of the system similarly to how email accounts work, there's no one company that controls emails, they're just a protocol, there's many different email account providers, and many different email clients like Mozilla Thunderbird, etc. And even you can set up your own email server and decide all the SSL, Logs, and bandwidth settings on your own! 

Here's a link to a good client: https://pidgin.im/download/
And here's a good link to a great provider that doesn't log: https://adastra.re/register/
(Be careful! There's no reset password function!) 
If you're also looking for extreme security, there's functionality in Pidgin to integrate TOR relay's as a proxy, I would also recommend the very popular plugin OTR for encryption: 
https://otr.cypherpunks.ca/

Also, if you're having trouble with the settings, here's how it should look if you're using Ad Astra: 
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Posted: 31-10-2015, 02:52 AM
Trust me we tried. Its like the people that got iPhones, they are shit but they keep going with apple cus they are comfy with them.
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Posted: 31-10-2015, 02:55 AM
(31-10-2015, 02:52 AM)Ares Wrote: Trust me we tried. Its like the people that got iPhones, they are shit but they keep going with apple cus they are comfy with them.


But is that enough reason to put so much risk into a skype? I mean shit, my skype got taken from me in a few keystrokes and I wouldn't give the guy the ransom he was holding it for so I just let him keep it, moved to XMPP, and don't have to worry about that shit anymore.
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Posted: 31-10-2015, 02:57 AM
(31-10-2015, 02:55 AM)Killpot Wrote:
(31-10-2015, 02:52 AM)Ares Wrote: Trust me we tried. Its like the people that got iPhones, they are shit but they keep going with apple cus they are comfy with them.


But is that enough reason to put so much risk into a skype? I mean shit, my skype got taken from me in a few keystrokes and I wouldn't give the guy the ransom he was holding it for so I just let him keep it, moved to XMPP, and don't have to worry about that shit anymore.

Cus noone is using XMPP and its a pain to go over to it and convince everyone to do it. Just dont post important things in skype and you are fine. Keep the important stuff in Facebook or something more secure :hurr:

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Posted: 31-10-2015, 02:59 AM
(31-10-2015, 02:55 AM)Killpot Wrote:
(31-10-2015, 02:52 AM)Ares Wrote: Trust me we tried. Its like the people that got iPhones, they are shit but they keep going with apple cus they are comfy with them.


But is that enough reason to put so much risk into a skype? I mean shit, my skype got taken from me in a few keystrokes and I wouldn't give the guy the ransom he was holding it for so I just let him keep it, moved to XMPP, and don't have to worry about that shit anymore.

Well, most XMPP clients are ugly as fuck, don't support calls, screen sharing, posting images.
Not enough people use it.

Not really scared of getting jacked, if I do, I notify the communities and contact Skype support and let them lock it down.
Also made my Skype pretty secure.
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Posted: 31-10-2015, 02:59 AM
(31-10-2015, 02:57 AM)Ares Wrote:
(31-10-2015, 02:55 AM)Killpot Wrote:
(31-10-2015, 02:52 AM)Ares Wrote: Trust me we tried. Its like the people that got iPhones, they are shit but they keep going with apple cus they are comfy with them.


But is that enough reason to put so much risk into a skype? I mean shit, my skype got taken from me in a few keystrokes and I wouldn't give the guy the ransom he was holding it for so I just let him keep it, moved to XMPP, and don't have to worry about that shit anymore.

Cus noone is using XMPP and its a pain to go over to it and convince everyone to do it. Just dont post important things in skype and you are fine. Keep the important stuff in Facebook or something more secure  :hurr:

I use all three of those but Skype the most because more people use Skype.
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Posted: 31-10-2015, 11:32 AM
Tried it and didn't like it.

I don't care about my Skypes, if it gets stolen then they can keep it :noh:
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