Ok people, I gotta post this so that you can be safe.
As Dave (Norman) and I were chatting on AIM IM… I got a request for aolsystemmsg to send me a message… and I was given the option to accept it or block it.
At first glance, this would seem like a good idea to accept it.
DO NOT DO THIS!!!
Think for one moment, why would a system message EVER have to request to be sent? It WOULDN’T. ALL ISPs including AOL will just send the message. They will NEVER request to send a system message!
This is someone pretending to be AOL and most likely is trying to send you something YOU DO NOT WANT! (virus probably)
So for your safety: please BLOCK this and if you have the ability to report it. Do so. I use a web version and have no way to notify AOL. (Plus I’m not an AOL subscriber… I only use their free AIM.)