Modern conferencing protocol which provides rich conferencing features with high security SILC (Secure Internet Live Conferencing) is a modern conferencing protocol which provides rich conferencing features with high security. One of the main design principles of the protocol was security. Many of the SILC features are found in traditional chat protocols such as IRC but many of the SILC features can also be found in Instant Message (IM) style protocols. SILC combines features from both of these chat protocol styles, and can be implemented as either IRC-like system or IM-like system. Actually, SILC removes the need to make such distinction between these two protocol styles. Some of the more advanced and security features of the protocol are new to all conferencing protocols. SILC also supports multimedia messages and can also be implemented as a video and audio conferencing system. What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ] · This version fixes empty channel bug and bunch of crashes. Upgrade is strongly recommended.