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

Jorge Villaseñor salinasv at
Fri Jan 13 17:43:16 EST 2012

On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM, Kevin Crocker
<kevin.b.crocker at> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

Hi Kevin,
Which protocol are showing this behavior? There are some protocols
like MSN and ICQ (IIRC) that allow people to send you messages even if
you have not added them to your buddy list.

I don't think this is a security issue.


A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
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