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IM still a security weak spot, analysts warn


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#1 KoanYorel

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Posted 17 February 2005 - 03:47 PM

IM still a security weak spot, analysts warn! "Last Friday, Microsoft forced millions of MSN Messenger users to download a new version of the software to plug a security vulnerability..."Published: February 17, 2005, 11:50 AM PST By Munir Kotadia Special to CNET News.com "Users of the instant-messaging application were greeted with a notice to upgrade before they could view their buddy lists. Next time an IM exploit emerges, Microsoft or another IM provider may not be able to respond as quickly or as effectively. Enterprises must take responsibility for ensuring that the use of IM does not compromise their security...."
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Posted 22 February 2005 - 02:47 PM

I'm not convinced this had anything to do with security, but that it was all about the, shopping, ebay, lavalife and jobs tabs that were added to the buddy list.

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