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Re: [Fwd: Re: AIM Password theft]
From: DarkKnight <mbuzz04 () yahoo com>
Date: 24 Sep 2003 18:59:48 -0000
In-Reply-To: <3F7077FE.70303 () uniontown com>
That method of stealing was taken from my website, "counter" is used to trick users into thinking that the script is
just for a counter, but in reality it is just the object vulnerability. Anyways, AIM will do nothing to fix this. Why?
Because it is not a vulnerability within AIM, nor is it really there problem. Prevention-
1. Do not save passwords
2. Delete registry data (only if you use test buddy [staff aim], the passwords are in plain text)
3. Get a firewall
4. Update/Get a Virus Scanner
5. Get an IE patch
Do the above and you will be A-Okay, AIM-wise and all around security wise.
- DarkKnight (of http://www.insecureonline.com)