Thursday, December 06, 2007

AIM Hack

Virginia-based AOL quietly issued a security fix to its AIM instant messaging system this week, after a security researcher demonstrated for Wired News that the company had failed to properly close a September security hole allowing hackers to gain complete control of any PC running the latest version of AIM.

The hack highlights a key difficulty for AOL as it attempts to compete with sites like Facebook and MySpace that feature their own instant messaging systems. AOL has responded by turning its popular AIM client into a multimedia portal, adding extra features that make it easier for hackers to attack the downloadable software.

Read the article HERE.

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