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Security shortcomings in both ICQ instant messenger for Windows and the ICQ website create a possible mechanism for account hijacking, a security researcher warns. Levent Kayan warns that the software fails to screen against the inclusion of JavaScript code in user-supplied status messages. The shortcoming means that this …

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Trollface

ICQ?

Doe anyone actually use that?

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Happy

I used to use ICQ years ago ( i mean like 10+)

It was great at the time for keeping in contact with ya mates but it then lost out to MSN messenger.

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Still around?

I used to use it years ago (I had a 6 digit ID number) but I wasn't aware it was still going.

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Linux

Used

It is mostly used by internet miscreants now.

For some reason it's the fraudsters/spammers favourite way to communicate.

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Holmes

Still used, mostly in Russia and Israel.

Israel is where ICQ has originated in the first place, and Russia probably liked it due to early support of cyrillic, low bandwidth requirements (they used to have metered internet access) and localized custom client (qip). I still keep my 7-digit ID, for posterity (the first social/IM network, after all).

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