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New AOL IM Worm Making the Rounds - PPA Today

New AOL IM Worm Making the Rounds

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A new threat to AOL instant messaging users is making the rounds.  IM users will get a message with a misleading link. When they click the link, a malicious file will be executed on their windows system, allowing the computer to be taken over remotely.

ZDNet News reports that ,"Pipeline initially appears as an instant message from a familiar contact, according to FaceTime security. A message appears asking users to click on a link to upload a picture of themselves; instead, a command file,, is downloaded and disguised as a JPEG, according to FaceTime."

You can read the full FaceTime Security Labs report here.

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