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a little (and probably short term) hope about detecting invisible buddies in Google Talk

a small variant of the first method to detect invisible buddies in Google Talk.


The first method consisted in starting a chat with the buddy we assumed invisible. If we got the message “[email protected] is offline and can’t receive messages right now.” then the buddy was offline but if didn’t appear any message then we could determine that our buddy was really invisible.


Now this bug has been fixed by Google but…


Let’s try to invite the invisible buddy in a group chat and see what happens…


In Pidgin this is quite easy: right click on the offline (invisible) buddy and click on “Start a chat”. This will start a group chat if the buddy is invisible.


Obviously this bug will have a short life and the method it’s not stealth (and difficult to apply to all buddies but not impossible) but for now…