private messages on dbus

Dimitris Glynos dimitris at
Tue Dec 20 05:02:38 EST 2011

Hello all,

I was wondering if pidgin could allow for certain chat types
to be flagged as private and not transmit these over dbus.
I don't know how much dbus is hardwired to pidgin (is it used
also for capturing the messages displayed on the pidgin GUI?)
but the fact that a local attacker can access OTR plaintext
from a dbus session monitor is quite unnerving.

I'm CC-ing this to otr-dev as well in the hope that an elegant
solution might spring up from the discussion.



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