Potential Problems
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    Potential Problems

    I've noticed a few of my "buddies" on AOL Instant Messenger <== dont know why I use this

    Two of them 'brag' about a few AOL skiddy programs that will boot you off, and do many other things. I have looked into this out of pure curiosity and found that these are potentially nasty, especially with things such as 'Slashers AIM' which could cause memory overflow errors and the like...

    I was wondering if these could be hazerdous to the windows end user. Could tools such as these be security risks?

    _Spyderpop_
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    Well, as far as I know, they only allow the "attacker" to kick you offline.
    I've never heard about a bug in AOL Messenger that allows compromising of the target host.
    (I have also never used AOL before)
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    I only use the Instant Messenger. Mainly...well...because all of my other friends use it. Why they use it? No clue...MSN Messenger totally rox the sox.
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    I was wondering if these could be hazerdous to the windows end user. Could tools such as these be security risks?
    see for your self:

    http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/9698
    http://www.securiteam.com/windowsntf...YP020U60Q.html
    http://www.w00w00.org/advisories/aim.html


    if these could be hazerdous to the windows end user
    na, the only thing hazerdous to the windows end user is the windows itself!

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