We reported here
about a security flaw recently found in AOL Instant Messenger, which a remote attacker could use to take control of your PC (and to help distract the hacker from the fact that he has never had a girlfriend.)
America Online Inc. have therefore released a beta version of AIM that plugs this security hole. The test version of AIM 5.9, available here
, is protected from this security flaw.
The final version of 5.9 is expected early in the fall of this year.