'Critical security hole' found in AOL IM

Tuesday, 10 August 2004, 1:12 PM EST

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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