Hack Takes Aim at AOL Clients

privacy       2000-01-24 
Hack Takes Aim at AOL Clients Wired News Report A security breach on AOL Instant Messenger put the privacy of AIM users at risk on Monday, according to a published report. The breach, first reported in Salon, allows subscribers to link new AOL accounts to AIM names that already exist. Holes in the sign-up process allow people to get around the password protection of the AIM accounts.