AOL Instant Messenger

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Guest, Oct 26, 2003.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest


    I use AOL right now but also use the same names I have on AOL with AIM (AOL
    Instant Messenger). If I cancel my AOL service will I still be able to talk
    to my friends on AIM?

    Guest, Oct 26, 2003
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  2. With a new AIM account
    Nicolas Raimo, Oct 26, 2003
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  3. no your suppose to be able to use your names from AOL with AIM, whether you
    cancel AOL or not. I have tons of friends who canceled AOL years ago and
    still use the same names with AIM.
    You 'Live' For It!, Oct 26, 2003
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    Mara Guest

    You can, although you _might_ have to get a new account for it. (I don't run it,
    so I can't tell you for sure about the account thing.) But depending on what
    version you're running, you may not want to.

    From the Security Alert Consensus, 10/23/03:

    *** {03.42.015} Win - AIM getfile operation screen name overflow

    AOL Instant Messenger version 5.2.3292 reportedly contains a buffer
    overflow in the handling of the screen name parameter passed to the
    getfile operation, thereby allowing a malicious Web site to potentially
    execute arbitrary code on the user's system.

    The advisory indicates confirmation vendor, which released version

    Source: NTBugtraq

    "I'd update, at the least, if you haven't. Just to be sure."
    Mara, Oct 26, 2003
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    Gil Guest

    Gil, Oct 26, 2003
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    tom dobson Guest

    Yes you will from tom
    tom dobson, Nov 3, 2003
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    Boomer Guest

    Boomer, Nov 4, 2003
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