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Re: ICQ 6 protocol bug?
From: "sr." <staticrez () gmail com>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2009 23:16:42 -0500

oh....this reminds of the days subseven would send ICQ pager
alerts....ahh...the gold 'ol days.....

On Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 4:49 PM,  <Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu> wrote:
On Sat, 14 Feb 2009 23:26:48 +0200, James Matthews said:

ICQ is known to have a few remote bugs. I use meebo.com instead of a client
due to these issues.

At which point you're probably trading known bugs for unknown bugs. ;)

Of course, this is a battle the user can't win. The other option is to
toss the proprietary ICQ client and use some other open-source client like
Pidgin - at which point you're trading known ICQ bugs for unknown Pidgin bugs.
At that point, your best bet is to consider 2 things:

1) What client am I most likely to see actual attacks against?
2) What client am I the most worried about attacks?

(Note the two don't have to be the same - widespread ICQ attacks may be more
common, but maybe you worry more about getting hit with a Pidgin attack because
it possibly means you're being targeted....)


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