How secure is Instant Messaging?

Wednesday, 28 August 2002, 1:01 PM EST

Companies that wouldn't dream of conducting business through public, Web-based e-mail now worry that employees are sending unrestricted messages on public programs from AOL, MSN, and Yahoo.

Business users will make up nearly half of the 506 million IM users expected online by 2006, say IDC researchers. As business use increases, corporate network managers shudder at trying to control data traveling over public IM networks. Because users can activate IM themselves, IT doesn't know who sees sensitive data. Also, virus writers have begun to explore public IMs as a new way to spread their pests.

Still, IM's convenience and popularity is prompting businesses to determine how to implement the technology safely and to seek services that provide the desired security.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Intentional backdoors in iOS devices uncovered

Posted on 22 July 2014.  |  A researcher has revealed that Apple has equipped its mobile iOS with several undocumented features that can be used by attackers and law enforcement to access the sensitive data contained on the devices running it.


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

Tue, Jul 22nd
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //