January 9th, 2004, 06:09 AM
back in october there was an exploit that came out for Yahoo and i warned folks here about it. At that time i was told it was nothing to worry about because yahoo IM auto updates...not this time:
"I already contacted Yahoo couple days ago...
.......After reading your email, I removed my YIM and downloaded the new one
website and you are right; the newest version 126.96.36.1998 is not vulnerable.
there is NO WAY to upgrade from 5.6.0.xxxx to 188.8.131.528 except you
YIM; and of course Yahoo doesn't tell anybody about it either.
If you go to http://messenger.yahoo.com/messenger/security/ you will see
no update for this vulnerability. Again, the only way to patch it is
read about it:
Bukhari:V3B48N826 “The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.’”
January 9th, 2004, 08:48 AM
hmm.. a bit disturbing when yahoo doesn't respond.. I actually use YIM but only with a handful of trusted friends.. stopped using messengers except for rare times long ago. I think I won't be concerned right now but a few of my friends might be.. so thanks for the heads up.