Thursday, January 20, 2005

Why Mozilla needs an IM client

I haven't checked the Mozilla project site lately, but first chance I get I'm going to dig around and see if they are working on an Instant Messenger client. There's a new IM worm going around that affects MSN Messenger according to InfoWorld:

"Bropia.A was first spotted on Wednesday and spreads by sending copies of itself to an MSN Messenger user's instant message (IM) contacts. When the worm is launched, it installs a Trojan horse program, Rbot, on vulnerable machines, according to alerts from F-Secure and Symantec"

According to the story, your IM client is vulnerable if you have an open IM window on the desktop. No more MSN Messenger for me; until there's another alternative, I'll stick with the chat functionality of Skype.

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At 1/26/2005 7:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kevin, why not give Trillian a try?

Granted, it does not include ink but it's a great app nonetheless...


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