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attackers snatch control of PCs via IM

By jobeard
Jun 8, 2007
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  1. ComputerWorld reports zero day attack on Yahoo IM

    Shortly after eEye Digital Security notified Yahoo Inc. yesterday that the portal's Messenger IM client was vulnerable to attack, a researcher fingered two ActiveX controls as flawed and posted exploit code that can be used to hijack Windows machines.

    -- it said Messenger's Webcam ActiveX control was at fault -- the researcher laid all bare on the full-disclosure list.

    see the link above for details
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