Next to Trillian, Paltalk or Miranda IM, Pidgin (formerly named Gaim) is a trustworthy IM software that offers users the possibility to discourse on quadruple protocols at the synoptic time. It comes with backing for a deep variety of instant messaging protocols, amongst which are the stalking: AIM, ICQ, Google Mouth, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Courier, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Courier, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, Simplex, MXit, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr.
|Supported IM by pidgin|
|Pidgin user interface|
A new update, variant 2.10.5 of Pidgin has been disclosed in the market by solving a major security holes. Old versions of Pidgin contained a danger, observed by Ulf Härnhammar, in the MXit element, where parsing inbound messages with inline images led to a buffer overrun. Upgrading from 2.10.4 to 2.10.5 will fix this problem, so all clients are told to upgrade it as soon as possible.
Detailed list of upgrade can be found on their change log.