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21 August 2009, 10:02

Adium 1.3.6 addresses critical vulnerability

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Adium The Adium developers have announced the release of version 1.3.6 of their popular instant messenger for Mac OS X. The update addresses the previously reported critical vulnerability in the libpurple library used by Adium and other instant messaging clients, including Pidgin and Meebo. Adium supports a wide range of services, such as AIM, MSN, Yahoo!, Jabber, ICQ, MySpace IM and Facebook chat.

The 1.3.6 release also features an updated version of the Facebook chat plug-in, fixing a number of issues in the previous release, such as unwanted email notifications and dropped messages. All users are advised to update to the latest release as soon as possible.

The developers also note that the next major release, Adium 1.4, is currently in development and includes several new features, such as Twitter support. The 1.4 branch of Adium requires Mac OS X 10.5 or higher and users interested in testing the current beta can join beta testing by enabling 'Update to beta versions when available' in their current installation of Adium, or by downloading it directly from the beta page.

More details about the release can be found in the release notes. Adium 1.3.6 is available to download (direct download) for Mac OS X 10.4 or higher. Adium is released under version 2 of the GNU General Public License (GPLv2).

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