Minimizing corporate instant messaging risks

Thursday, 20 January 2005, 9:34 AM EST

Instant messaging is, for the most part, a less secure way to communicate than through corporate e-mail, especially if one is using a public instant messaging system offered by a commercial provider. The security risk arises with servers outside the control of the company using the system and presents the risk of hacker intrusion into instant messaging systems. This in theory could take the form of outsiders posing as users or otherwise attempting to confound the normal operation of an instant messaging system.

By John A. Gliedman at Computerworld.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Attackers use reflection techniques for larger DDoS attacks

Posted on 17 April 2014.  |  Instead of using a network of zombie computers, newer DDoS toolkits abuse Internet protocols that are available on open or vulnerable servers and devices. This approach can lead to the Internet becoming a ready-to-use botnet for malicious actors.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Fri, Apr 18th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //