10 tips for safer instant messaging

Monday, 10 October 2005, 9:43 AM EST

Instant messaging (commonly referred to as IM) is a method of online communication similar to e-mail, except that it is instantaneous. Using an IM program such as Windows Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, or Yahoo Messenger, you can type what you want to say in a box and a friend on another computer can see it almost immediately. Communicating with an IM program has some of the same security and privacy risks as e-mail, but there are a few unique dangers that are worth mentioning.

At Microsoft.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

What can we learn from the top 10 biggest data breaches?

Posted on 21 August 2014.  |  Here's a list of the top 10 biggest data breaches of the last five years. It identifies the cause of each breach as well as the resulting financial and reputation damage suffered by each company.


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