AOL Instant Messenger security hole-Truth! but Resolved!

A Security Hole in AOL Instant MessengerTruth! but Resolved!

Summary of eRumor:
1-03-02 A warning that says that a security hole has been discovered in AOL Instant Messenger that can allow hackers to access your computer.

The Truth:

This was true, but a spokesman for AOL, Andrew Weinstein, says there were no security breaches that they’ve heard of and that the problem has been fixed.  

Because the glitch was in their system at AOL, it has been fixed without customers having to download any new software or patches.

According to Weinstein, the flaw was in AOL’s most recent Windows version 4.7 and did not affect non-Windows machines.

Last updated 1/5/02