I suddenly have a use for an IM program. I concerned about security. I’ve been directed to Miranda and Trillian. I don’t care about audio/video conferencing etc.
Also, do I need to have an account somewheres with somebody? If so, who’s got the best re security and privacy?
I already have the usual assortent of security precautions and protocols in place (AV, anti-spyware, turned off unused services, firewalls, etc). Is there anything else that I’ll need to have or do to be reasonably safe?