ChatBarrier X4
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Adds live chat and encryption to iChat.   Demo ($39.95)
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  • ChatBarrier X4 has been discontinued
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    Intego
ChatBarrier X4 is a utility for iChat that expands iChat's features to allow 2-way live text messaging and real-time 512-bit encryption of the message between two parties. Features include:
  • Encrypts text and audio chats, as well as file transfers sent via iChat
  • Encrypts outgoing iChat messages using industry-standard encryption algorithms.
  • Decrypts incoming messages sent to you by another ChatBarrier X4 user.
  • Encrypts and decrypts messages on the fly and instantaneously.
  • Only decrypts messages if the intended user receives them.
  • Encrypted messages are
What's New
Version 10.4.1:
  • Encrypted video chats (Mac OS X 10.4 and later)
  • Minor bug fixes
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
  • iChat


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ver. 10.x:
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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Mar 2005
yep, download link isn't working - very annoying. :x

you can get ChatBarrier X3 from this link:
http://www.integodownload.com/en/chbx.html
[Version 10.3.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Sep 2004
The download link is currently not working...
[Version 10.3.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Jul 2004
Overpriced and buggy. This is the current status of ChatBarrier. Other applications from Intego with what I believe would have much more complexity have worked much better for me over the last few years. For some reason this one does not quite cut the cake yet. I would wait for a few more releases before taking the plunge. Maybe the bugs will be worked out in the future.

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[Version 10.3.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Jul 2004
With Tiger just around the corner, why even waste one's time with this as there is to be an improved iChat? Having been burned by NetBarrier in the past, I can tell you that they will not be ready for Tiger with this app and you will be waiting until the cows come home for an update--an update they will probably charge you for (they are notorious for doing just that).

But even more so is why there is even an need for encryption over an IM app is beyond me for if you truly have something secretive to say you wouldn't be using an IM to say it.
[Version 10.3.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Jul 2004
Millitary grade 512 bit encryption? What cipher are they using? How are keys generated and distributed, how are they kept secret? The product is worthless without this information. Then again would you ever want to trust closed source encryption?
[Version 10.3.1]

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Anonymous commented on 10 Jul 2004
I'm pretty sure it's Blowfish. I'm not very sure at all that the military uses it, though.
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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Jul 2004
$40! You have to be kidding me! Even if I was fool enough to pay $40 for this, there would have to be enough other idiots out there for it to work with. I don't know enough idiots that I would be able to use this with. What a complete joke!
[Version 10.3.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Jun 2004
I installed this on 2 separate machines... and it doesn't work on either. I get the same error as other people do. However, I was able to get it so I could activate it, but, it didn't do anything in iChat on either machine.... not really of any use at all.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Jun 2004
I can't review it because it won't install. I download it, mount the .dmg and install. It installs, optimizes for a while then I'm forced to restart.

Upon restart it doesn't ask for a Serial Number or if I want to use Evaluation Mode (which the manual tells me is what is supposed to occur) and in System Prefs it's Pref Pane is greyed out once it's clicked open.

I've tried it on three Macs running 10.3.4.; two G4 Towers and one Titanium Powerbook.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Jun 2004
Intego is a company that when they bought out ASD Software left the existing customer base for dead. I am a registered user (or rather was as I am no longer going to upgrade) of NetBarrier and even as such their customer service is rude, abusive and could care less. The price for this app is laughable to the degree I wet my pants. Only a fool would register this rubbish. Intego needs to take their scare tactics solely into the Windows world where people fall for it and they need to quit making Mac apps altogether.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Jun 2004
why to buy this if apple implements it in the next ichat version (http://www.unsanity.org/archives/000250.php)
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 17 Jun 2004
strings /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/InstantMessage.framework/iChatAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/iChatAgent | grep -i encrypt


will show encryption module that you can use ONLY with AIM corporate server
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Downloads:6,722
Version Downloads:2,864
Type:Internet : Chat
License:Demo
Date:10 Oct 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $39.95
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ChatBarrier X4 is a utility for iChat that expands iChat's features to allow 2-way live text messaging and real-time 512-bit encryption of the message between two parties. Features include:
  • Encrypts text and audio chats, as well as file transfers sent via iChat
  • Encrypts outgoing iChat messages using industry-standard encryption algorithms.
  • Decrypts incoming messages sent to you by another ChatBarrier X4 user.
  • Encrypts and decrypts messages on the fly and instantaneously.
  • Only decrypts messages if the intended user receives them.
  • Encrypted messages are indicated by a padlock background in the message window and a padlock icon at the bottom of the window.
  • ChatBarrierX4 encrypts and decrypts messages without any user intervention.


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