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Msn Most Dangerous Im Client In 2007


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 11:23 AM

MSN Messenger was the instant messaging client of choice for hackers, thieves and many types of malware in 2007. The IM client received 45 percent of all malware threats -- more than double the amount any other service received...Yahoo received 20 percent, AOL Instant Messenger received 19 percent, and all other IM networks received 15 percent combined.

The lack of security features coupled with the fact that IM programs are almost always running in the background of a computer make them extremely dangerous...

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 08:00 AM

Thank you for the warning.
I just installed a web cam so that I can see my family once in a while. By default it uses live messenger but all the extra programs that are bundled with it realy bothered me. (The pop ups get on my nerves). I am now looking for a way to use the web cam with out using live messenger, any suggestions?
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Posted 15 January 2008 - 09:39 AM

You could just try Windows Messenger. That would be a little less vulnerable I suppose.
And I think Trillian supports web cams (not sure never tried it)

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