Instant messaging the next security risk vector

Thursday, 24 November 2005, 2:28 AM EST

Devices that screen out malware are still having to fight insidious intrusions such as the “drive-by download”, says Niall King, Asia–Pacific MD for firewall vendor Barracuda. King says such downloads can be triggered by something as trivial as moving a scrollbar on a website. But alongside these are vectors like IM which allow employees to initiate dangerous downloads or even uploads.

By Stephen Bell at Computerworld.

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