September 28, 2003

Browser holes lead to AIM, dial-up attacks

SAN FRANCISCO, California (Reuters) -- Security holes in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser have been exploited by hackers to hijack AOL instant messaging accounts and force unsuspecting Web surfers to run up massive phone bills, computer experts cautioned Friday. Editor's note: You may want to remind Explorer-using friends that Mozilla -- a free download -- is not subject to MSIE exploits *and* it can block popups.

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