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AOL Instant Messaging Flashing "IM" is a Virus -Fiction!
Summary of eRumor: This
is a short message which says to immediately delete a flashing
"IM" (Instant Messaging). It claims that it's a
"password stealer" and that if after discovering it, you can't
sign on to AOL, you should call AOL.
The Truth: This
is a hoax. The flashing IM is not a virus, it's a part of the
Instant Messaging design.
A real example of the story as it has
If you get a Flashing IM, DO NOT
reply or delete, but sign off immediately
and re-sign on! Then change your
password immediately. If you are unable to
sign on, call AOL !!! The number is
The Flashing IM is a password stealer.
This has been confirmed by AOL.
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