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Good evening everyone:

I am very computer literate except for AOL IM, which only my children use.

I have a general question that I wonder if anyone can answer.

Is it possible for a hacker to break into a member of my daughter's AOL IM buddy list, masquerade as that friend, even send messages that use her friend's IM name as the source of the messages (as if they are coming from that friend) and then have this person "release" their "hold" on this IM address?

Would there be a way to trace this "hacker"?

Does anyone have experience with hacking into AOL IM buddy lists? Not breaking in, but communicating as if this person were the member of the buddy list?

Any info would be appreciated.

Thank you.
 

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Not sure if this is what you're talking about or not, but some malicious software uses AIM to send messages with links to sites that will download malware onto your PC.
 
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