As reported in Wired:

Using a combination of trade tricks and clever programming, hackers have thoroughly compromised security at America Online, potentially exposing the personal information of AOL's 35 million users.

Yet another reason to love AOL!

Posted by jzawodn at February 21, 2003 04:34 PM

Reader Comments
# jr said:


I'm damn glad I finally managed to convince my folks to drop their account there and move to Satan's Broadcasting Company err... another service.

on February 21, 2003 04:47 PM
# Wooter P Snotgrass said:

Listen... I like your blog. But I'm also an employee of AOL -- work in Mtn View at the Netscape campus. Despite all the things that can be said about AOL -- and there are a lot (and I even agree with most) -- this "hack" isn't something that holds much water. AOL's size requires some fairly proactive measures when it comes to security, and I think you'll find in the long run this was more fiction than fact. Defeating SecurID (which requires a 60-second window AT BEST) and getting behind the firewall, then relaying account information through IRC? C'mon.

on February 23, 2003 07:44 PM
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