New threats target IM users

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New threats target IM users

Users of instant messaging applications from Yahoo and America Online are being warned this week of two new threats spreading via IM.

The first is a worm targeting AOL’s Instant Messenger software that could potentially allow an attacker to gain control of a user’s system, according to security researchers. The other is a phishing scam propagated through Yahoo Messenger, which tries to lure users into revealing their Yahoo credentials.

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