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by Gremelin on 07/04/16 08:31 PM
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#15050 - 12/23/04 05:05 PM AIM Security Certificates - Free and Reliable
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One of the best features of AIM (at least since 5.2) is that you can have an SSL certificate encrypt your conversation (so long as you and the other party have a valid certificate).

There are a load of "self signed" and "expired" certificates everywhere; today I'm going to walk you through getting a free certificate through a trusted root provider.

NOTE: YOU MUST USE IE TO GET THIS CERTIFICATE!

Go here and click "Get your Free Secure Email Certificate now!" (yes, I understand it's an email SSL certificate). Fill in all of the fields requested on the page (Note that First Name and Last Name will be the "Display Name" on the certificate; Myself I have "UGN" and "Security" as my name on my certificate).

You'll recieve a verification email, approve the action and view the site (in IE, firefox will NOT let you automatically install the cert to your computer!).

Minimise all of your windows and right click on the Internet Explorer icon and choose properties. Go to the "Content" tab and click "Certificates". Click on the certificate that you just imported (it'll be the one with the name you entered in on the above form). Click "Export" and then enter the following:
1. Export Private Key
2. Include all certifications in the certificate path
3. Enable Strong Protection
4. Leave "delete certificate" deselected.
5. Enter a password in that'll protect your key, make it something you'll remember as you'll need it later.
6. save the certificate.

Now, open AIM, click "MyAIM" and "Edit Preferances" under the "Edit Options" option. Scroll to "Security" and click "Advanced" and then click "Import", now from the "type" dropdown choose ".pfx" and select the key you exported from above.

At the first password screen just leave the passwords blank, ONLY ENTER A PASSWORD on the first screen if you want to be the only user on your machine to use the key (it gets piss annoying, I leave it blank). Now on the second password screen enter the password that you used when you expored your key from Internet Explorer. Follow the prompts until completed.

Now, close AIM completely and then open it again and enjoy your new certificate. Your friends will be able to see a "lock" next to your name which will show that you're using an SSL certificate. So long as they have a certificate you'll be able to join the user in an encrypted chat on AIM (yeh, we know it's not THAT much, but it's better than nothing yes?).

NOTE: The "Trusted Root" is Comodo.


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#15051 - 12/23/04 05:09 PM Re: AIM Security Certificates - Free and Reliable
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Also, if you don't reload AIM your users will see random encrypted characters; this is normal, restart AIM...

Additionally, you'll need to follow the AIM import process for every screen name you'll want to use the certificate on.


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#15052 - 12/31/04 07:01 PM Re: AIM Security Certificates - Free and Reliable
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Nice little article Gizmo didnt even know AIM had this type of security in it.

Hmm, i think i am gonna try this tommorow (i dont really use aim alot thou)


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#15053 - 01/01/05 01:37 AM Re: AIM Security Certificates - Free and Reliable
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I refuse to talk to most people on AIM unless they have one


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#15054 - 01/01/05 02:29 AM Re: AIM Security Certificates - Free and Reliable
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In your dad's bed...
you talk to me and I don't have one. :p


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#15055 - 01/01/05 02:31 AM Re: AIM Security Certificates - Free and Reliable
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That's differant, you'te jewish and would probably fuck it up anyway...


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#15056 - 01/01/05 02:32 AM Re: AIM Security Certificates - Free and Reliable
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In your dad's bed...
Fuck you too you ass tart, now I'm gonna get one just to piss you off.


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#15057 - 01/01/05 02:33 AM Re: AIM Security Certificates - Free and Reliable
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I'll believe it when i see it


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#15058 - 01/01/05 03:10 AM Re: AIM Security Certificates - Free and Reliable
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In your dad's bed...


boys lie.

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No we do not!!!!
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#15059 - 01/01/05 03:12 AM Re: AIM Security Certificates - Free and Reliable
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was easy enough to social you into getting one


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#15060 - 01/01/05 03:13 AM Re: AIM Security Certificates - Free and Reliable
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In your dad's bed...
Yeah yeah. Call me stupid and I prove you wrong everytime. Ass tart.


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#15061 - 01/01/05 07:54 AM Re: AIM Security Certificates - Free and Reliable
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I called you stupid cas I knew you'd get on the bandwagon; and did it work? yes, as always...


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#15062 - 01/01/05 11:27 AM Re: AIM Security Certificates - Free and Reliable
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lol giz and his reference psychology


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#15063 - 01/01/05 12:44 PM Re: AIM Security Certificates - Free and Reliable
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It's Reverse Psychology and yes...


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#15064 - 01/02/05 12:19 AM Re: AIM Security Certificates - Free and Reliable
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Call it what you want, you're still an ass. :p


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#15065 - 01/02/05 08:43 AM Re: AIM Security Certificates - Free and Reliable
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And that's why I married him. He's an ass and I'm a bitch. I'm smart about those things thouh. I just have him do it gor me cause if he doesnt we get to go through ,e saying "giz open pc anywhere and show me what you mean. I have no fucking clue what I'm doing". lol


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