EFF Warns of New AIM Privacy Issues

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is warning users not to upgrade to the latest version of AOL Instant Messenger client due to privacy concerns.

"The main concern is that the new version of AIM automatically logs all user conversations by default, but there also are issues with the way that AIM scans all links in chats and pre-fetches the URLs," writes Threatpost's Dennis Fisher.

"In a detailed analysis of the new client, the EFF said that its major problem with AIM is the default logging behavior, which is not disclosed to users and results in chat conversations being stored on AOL's servers," Fisher writes. "The logging is not opt-in and most users likely wouldn't be aware that it is going on."

Go to "EFF Warns Users About Privacy Issues With New AIM Chat Client" to read the details.

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