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AIM to Set Away Message ... Permanently

The iconic instant messaging service will shut down in December after two decades

(Newser) - AOL announced Friday it will be shutting down its trailblazing instant messaging service AIM on Dec. 15, the Verge reports. According to TechCrunch , AOL Instant Messenger became its own standalone app separate from the AOL desktop in 1997. It would go on to become many people's first experience with... More »

Security Firm: AIM Is Fatally Flawed

AOL instant messenger software vulnerable to worm attack

(Newser) - Hackers could exploit a glitch in AOL's instant messaging program and take control of users' computers , a security firm reports. Core Security discovered that the way AIM uses HTML code provides a loophole for hijacking PCs, via a web link that implants a self-copying worm. AOL says it has solved... More »

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