Crop of Bugs hits Instant Messaging Clients

Chatters, beware: A rash of new bugs have hit the popular IM clients Yahoo Messenger and MSN Messenger. The latest vulnerability could allow bad guys to feed any file to users of Yahoo Messenger, according to an e-mail alert from nCircle Network Security. This is the ninth zero-day exploit to target Yahoo's chat client this […]

Chatters, beware: A rash of new bugs have hit the popular IM clients Yahoo Messenger and MSN Messenger.

The latest vulnerability could allow bad guys to feed any file to users of Yahoo Messenger, according to an e-mail alert from nCircle Network Security. This is the ninth zero-day exploit to target Yahoo's chat client this year, according to nCircle, and it leaves users vulnerable to Trojan horses and other malware. Yahoo hadn't released word of a patch at press time, but researchers believe that running Internet Explorer 7 with default security settings will likely protect you from this bug.

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