[Pidgin] #11390: Abilitiy to hide sensitive WHOIS information

Pidgin trac at pidgin.im
Tue Feb 16 17:26:37 EST 2010

#11390: Abilitiy to hide sensitive WHOIS information
 Reporter:  Gaming4JC       |     Owner:  elb  
     Type:  enhancement     |    Status:  new  
Component:  IRC             |   Version:  2.6.5
 Keywords:  whois,security  |  
 Most IRC clients will conceal your computer name/account name and/or allow
 you to set it yourself. In Pidgin however, your "Real Name" and "Username"
 are kept valid. This poses a minor security risk since it could allow an
 attacker to gain "fingerprinting" information about the users PC and

 I feel this should have an options menu for setting in Pidgins IRC

Ticket URL: <http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/11390>
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