attackers snatch control of PCs via IM

By jobeard
Jun 8, 2007
  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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