strange behavior - don't know if it's a security issue or not

Kevin Crocker kevin.b.crocker at
Fri Jan 13 11:00:28 EST 2012


I've been getting a pop-up window from the same person for days. However, I
don't know this person, and even though Pidgin says that the person is
typing, I never get anything. I'm worried that this is someone using Pidgin
to hack into my computer.

Pidgin version:2.6.6
libpurple version: 2.6.6
OS: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64bit with all the latest updates from Canonical

info from About
Debugging Information
  Arguments to ./configure:   '--build=x86_64-linux-gnu' '--prefix=/usr'
'--includedir=${prefix}/include' '--mandir=${prefix}/share/man'
'--infodir=${prefix}/share/info' '--sysconfdir=/etc' '--localstatedir=/var'
'--libexecdir=${prefix}/lib/pidgin' '--disable-maintainer-mode'
'--disable-dependency-tracking' '--disable-silent-rules'
'--enable-gevolution' '--enable-cap'
'--with-system-ssl-certs=/etc/ssl/certs' '--enable-perl'
'--with-zephyr=/usr' '--enable-dbus' '--enable-gnutls=no'
'--enable-nss=yes' '--enable-cyrus-sasl' '--enable-vv' '--enable-farsight'
'--enable-tcl' '--enable-tk' '--enable-nm' 'build_alias=x86_64-linux-gnu'
'CFLAGS=-g -O2 -g -Wall -O2' 'LDFLAGS=-Wl,--as-needed' 'CPPFLAGS='
  Print debugging messages: No
  Plugins: Enabled
  SSL: SSL support is present.

  Library Support
    Cyrus SASL: Enabled
    D-Bus: Enabled
    Evolution Addressbook: Enabled
    Gadu-Gadu library (libgadu): Enabled
    GtkSpell: Enabled
    GnuTLS: Disabled
    GStreamer: Enabled
    Mono: Disabled
    NetworkManager: Enabled
    Network Security Services (NSS): Enabled
    Perl: Enabled
    Startup Notification: Enabled
    Tcl: Enabled
    Tk: Enabled
    UTF-8 DNS (IDN): Enabled
    Voice and Video: Enabled
    X Session Management: Enabled
    XScreenSaver: Enabled
    Zephyr library (libzephyr): External
    Zephyr uses Kerberos: No
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