July 18, 2007

An update for Yahoo! Messenger has been released. It isn’t confirmed yet if this is an emergency update in response to a vulnerability found in the software which could be exploited by a specially crafted address book entry.

Features:

* Yahoo! Voice - Yahoo! Voice is a Voice over IP PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service provided by Yahoo! via its Yahoo! Messenger instant messaging application.
* Voicemail and file sharing - Yahoo! added voicemail and file sending capabilities to their client. File-sharing of sizes up to 1GB was added.
* Plug-ins -As of 8.0, Yahoo! Messenger has added the ability for users tocreateplug-ins (via the use of the freely available Yahoo! MessengerPlug-inSDK), which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo!Plug-ingallery.
* Interoperability with Windows Live Messenger -This allows, for Yahoo! and Windows Live Messenger users to chat toeachother without the need to create an account on the otherservice,provided both contacts use the latest versions of the clients. For now,it's impossible to talk using the voice service among bothmessengers.

Download Yahoo! Messenger 8.1.0.413

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