priikone writes: "IRC has had a lot of problems related to security and network scalability in the past, and recently as well. However, there is an alternative -- secure alternative to IRC; the Secure Internet Live Conferencing (SILC), which has all the same features IRC has, with addition of superior security, and hopefully more scalable and powerful network topology. It is for all those who cares who's listening. It works, and is of course all Open Source." We posted an article about another secure IRC system last year.