AOL, a hackers' paradise?

By on February 22, 2003, 1:26 PM
Wired is running a [URL=http://wired.com/news/infostructure/0,1377,57753,00.html]story[/URL] on how AOL members' information and their services have been severely exposed to hackers. Even when many security precautions have been taken, hackers still seem to be able to 'Run Wild and Free on AOL'.

[COLOR=royalblue]The most recent exploit, launched last week, gave a hacker full access to Merlin, AOL's latest customer database application. As a security measure, Merlin runs only on AOL's internal network, but savvy hackers have found a way to break in.[/COLOR]

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