Always brings back bad memories. Please avoid mentioning them
Cisco researchers have reported a trio of vulnerabilities in popular instant messaging client Pidgin that allow for denial of service by way of emoticon abuse and remote arbitrary file creation. Researchers Yves Younan and Richard Johnson say the flaws have since been quietly patched, but rated a maximum CVSS score of 6.4 but …
I use it all the time. Though many of the people I want to chat to seem to be moving onto Skype. And anyone under 25 seems to be on KiK. What's with the weird proprietary ones being popular?
You can use Pidgin to talk to Facebook friends though (well, until quite recently anyway, not sure about now). The added bonus being not having to look at stupid Facebook.
Guess the author didn't bother to look at the news section of the pidgin site
If they had been subscribed to pidgin mailing list then they would have got a security advisory on the 22/10/2014 informing them of the important security advisory for all users.
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