Researchers say AIM vulnerable to worm attack

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| The flaw has to do with the way the AOL Instant Messaging (AIM) software uses
| Internet Explorer's software to render HTML (Hypertext Markup Language)
| messages. By sending a maliciously encoded HTML message to an AIM user, an
| attacker could run unauthorized software on a victim's computer or force the
| IE browser to visit a maliciously encoded Web page, said Core Chief
| Technology Officer Ivan Arce.

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Firefox Won't Save You from IE Flaws

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| Users running Firefox are vulnerable to IE flaws via files supported by
| Windows Media Player, a researcher shows.