Hackers audition Yahoo Messenger exploits

Tuesday, 12 June 2007, 12:15 AM EST

Hackers are now using exploits that target Yahoo Inc.'s instant messaging software, security vendors said today, making it critical that users patch the Windows program immediately.

A modified version of an exploit made public last week is being used in the wild, Symantec said in an alert to customers of its DeepSight threat network. "At least one Web site is known to be hosting the exploit," said Symantec's warning. "Customers are advised to blacklist the n.88tw.net domain."

At Computerworld.

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