Tag: Yahoo Messenger

Everyone’s replacing Internet Explorer

Even the malware!

Facetime Security Labs discovered a new worm affecting Yahoo Messenger which installs new browser function over IE, and redirects the user to a new spyware-laden home page.

Facetime called it:

“..the first instance of a complete web browser hijack without the user’s awareness.”

I call it “thank goodness for iChat.”

Yahoo IM phishing attempts reported

Phishing attempts have be lingering around the instant messaging environment for some time. The latest report is from Yahoo, and the exploit is purported to look as though it is coming from a buddy list contact. Upon clicking, the user is redirected to a fake Yahoo page, where Yahoo user information is requested.