It's a worm, don't talk to it!

It's a worm, don't talk to it!

A new worm targeting AOL Instant Messenger users tries to fool you into clicking an infected URL by chatting you up. Security experts say it's the first worm they know of that responds if you answer its chatty overtures. Plus, it's hard to tell it's a bot, since it ingeniously uses terrible spelling and grammar, just like a real person!

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Molly Wood was an executive editor at CNET, author of the Molly Rants blog, and host of the tech show, Always On. When she's not enraging fanboys of all stripes, she can be found offering tech opinions on CBS and elsewhere, and offering opinions on everything else to anyone who will listen.

 

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