Loose lips help exploit Hit Yahoo's IM

Friday, 8 June 2007, 10:29 PM EST

That will remind folks of when to shut up.

A Yahoo programmer apparently blabbed a little too much in an interview with an IT publication about a vulnerability in Yahoo Messenger, the company's instant messenger program. Very quickly, what had been an advisory turned into a zero-day exploit, as malicious software writers figured out the details of the vulnerability from the programmer's comments.

At internetnews.

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