Multiple logins on AIM.

Now (at least today), when I’m logged into my machine at home and I sign into my work machine, my machine at home doesn’t get kicked off like it used to…if it’s not idle, messages go to both places. An interesting change on AOL’s part.

good and BAD.

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0 Responses to Multiple logins on AIM.

  1. Scott says:

    One could have some interesting fun with that. I wonder if you can turn that feature off.

  2. Derek Lidbom says:

    I don’t know. Seems like it would be at the server level to me. I don’t like it because it would allow someone with my password (or at a machine where my password was saved) to camp out indefinitely on my screen name, even after I changed my password. Before, if someone had my password, all I had to do was change it and login, therefore kicking them off and making any saved passwords useless. I would think there is a way around this, but I haven’t heard of it yet. Anyone?

  3. Josh says:

    so the only bad thing about this is someone else logging in on your name and watching you/responding as you?

  4. Derek Lidbom says:

    The FIRST bad thing I could think of was, yes, that someone could camp out all they wanted, monitor messages sent to my account and respond as me without me being able to do ANYTHING about it. I’m very careful about not saving my passwords on public machines, but I’m sure lots of kids aren’t. And that’s just the first thing I thought of. In the IT industry, you learn to dislike anything that feels like it is a bad idea regarding security. You learn to despise things that you can actually see a flaw in. If I can think of this, what about all the others out there with malicious intent and all kinds of time on their hands?

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