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AOL hacked and wireless

It was a mixed week for AOL. On the upside, the company announced that its wireless service, AOL Anywhere, would be made available to its 22 million subscribers through Sprint PCS Group. On the downside, a hacker or hackers unknown used an email attachment virus similar to the ILOVEYOU bug, precisely targeted at AOL personnel who are authorized to access and alter customer account information including credit card information and passwords. AOL admits that accounts were breached but insists that the number was low.

To read about AOL’s wireless foray, go to www.pcworld.com. To read about the security fracture, read either news.bbc.co.uk or news.com.

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