from the it's-not-a-bug-it's-a-feature dept.
Scott Hutton writes "CNN is carrying a story that states that AOL is exploiting a buffer overflow in their own client in order to detect and lock out Microsoft AIM clients. That's the first time I've seen someone use a buffer overflow to 'enhance' security."
"Be *excellent* to each other."
-- Bill, or Ted, in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure