Microsoft and Yahoo have made an announcement to make MSN Messenger
and Yahoo! Messenger compatible. They estimate this to be done by
the second quarter of 2006.
Here are some features that will be available for the two Instant
- Exchang messages between MSN and Yahoo!
- Compatible friends lists, emoticons and features of each
Read more about this here.
On a malware’s point of view, this means that IM spreading worms
like WORM_KELVIR and WORM_OPANKI can now also send messages from
MSN to Yahoo! which means, yup… MORE INFECTIONS for these types
of worms =)