[OTR-dev] Firefox add-on to add OTR encryption to web-based chats

Ian Goldberg ian at cypherpunks.ca
Wed Jun 29 17:48:01 EDT 2011

On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 09:23:22PM +0200, garulf wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I've started to write an add-on for Firefox that uses OTR to ensure
> encryption on web-based chats.
> I'm using jsctypes[0] to use the C libotr library from javascript. The
> incomplete wrapping is in otr_wrapper.js.
> The code is in a very early stage, some part must be rewritten and there
> isn't UI, but if you want to take a look you can download it from git:
> git://gitorious.org/fireotr/fireotr.git
> For now "works" only for facebook.
> I add an IFRAME to facebook chat page to ensure that the conversation
> can't be accessed by facebook (or injected) code.
> I know the code is in a very early stage, but if anyone want to give
> advices (or write some code :P) will be very appreciated!!!
> Regards,
> Marco
> P.s:
> I only tested it on Linux for the moment, but should work without
> problems on Windows.
> [0] https://developer.mozilla.org/en/js-ctypes/Using_js-ctypes

Wow!  Very cool idea!  Hmmm... google chat...?  ;-)

   - Ian

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