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[Weechat-dev] [bug #30111] Do not populate realname field by default

From: Someone
Subject: [Weechat-dev] [bug #30111] Do not populate realname field by default
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 23:54:40 +0000
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100315 Firefox/3.5.9


                 Summary: Do not populate realname field by default
                 Project: WeeChat
            Submitted by: veinor
            Submitted on: Thu 10 Jun 2010 11:54:39 PM GMT
                Category: config file
                Severity: 3 - Normal
              Item Group: other
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
         Originator Name: 
        Originator Email: 
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                 Release: 0.3.2
                IRC nick: Veinor



By default, weechat 0.3.2 fills in the realname field by pulling this
information from the system. This is not something the user is informed of in
any way, shape or form, and something they might not even know exists. In
particular, for certain hostmasks, the combination of username + hostmask can
be enough to uniquely identify the person. This is an obvious security risk;
therefore, the realname field should not be set by default.


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