Save Pidgin Passwords In GNOME Keyring Instead Of Plain Text
Sep 02, 2011, 18:00 (2 Talkback[s])
"By default, Pidgin saves all your passwords in plain text (look
under ~/.purple/accounts.xml). About four years ago there was a bug
report that asked to encrypt the passwords, but the developers
didn't agree and marked the bug as "wontfix".
Here's where Pidgin Gnome Keyring plugin comes in: this plugin
will make Pidgin store your passwords in the Gnome Keyring.