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01/04/2002 01:24 PM ID: 15305 Permalink   

AOL's Instant Messenger Repaired


AOL has announced that it is once again safe to use their AIM instant messenger service, because a security hole that could allow hackers to invade users' computers has been repaired on their servers.

The hole led security experts to recommend corporations remove the software altogether. "There are enough vulnerabilities in primary systems to address without adding those that arise from (software) not essential to the conduct of business."

Only Windows versions of AIM were affected, because they include a special feature designed to allow multiplayer games, which contained the flaw. Users don't have to do anything to update their systems.

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