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    A new variant of Download.ject is threatening AIM users, opening backdoors and stealing financial data. 

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    Gartner IT Security Summit: As people use a growing variety of messaging programs in the workplace, companies are being forced to create new policies to minimize crossover threats. 

  • AOL closes AIM attack vector, but risks remain

    AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) 6.5 closes a recently reported attack vector, but one researcher warns that AOL has yet to address the core problem. 

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    Contrary to previous reports, AOL Instant Messenger is still open to attack, a researcher claims. But AOL says it addressed the researcher's finds with a more permanent fix. 

  • Serious security flaw in AOL Instant Messenger

    Researchers at Core Security say attackers could run malware on targeted computers by exploiting a flaw in the widely-used AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) application. 

  • Security flaws found in AOL, Yahoo IM programs

    Attackers could exploit security flaws in popular instant messaging programs from AOL and Yahoo to upload malicious files on targeted computers. 

  • Flaw found in MSN Messenger

    Attackers could exploit a flaw in MSN Messenger to run malicious code on targeted machines, according to Danish vulnerability clearinghouse Secunia. 

  • AOL, Yahoo, Trillian IM applications under threat

    Vulnerability researchers say attackers could exploit flaws in AOL Instant Messenger, Trillian and Yahoo Messenger to run malicious code or cause a denial of service. 

  • Security vendor Postini acquired by Google

    Search engine giant Google says it will use its acquisition of security and compliance vendor Postini to expand its hosted applications for businesses. 

  • Yahoo fixes messenger flaws

    The latest version of Yahoo Messenger fixes serious flaws attackers could exploit to run malware on targeted machines. The timing is good, since more exploit code is circulating.