'Critical security hole' found in AOL IM
Two security companies have both claimed that AOL's Instant Messenger application contains a serious vulnerability that could allow malicious hackers to take control of a user's PC.
According to Secunia and Internet Security Systems, there is a flaw in the "away" function of AOL IM, which allows users to show their friends that they're not at their computer.
By Graeme Wearden at ZDNet.
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