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Online safety threats lurk in instant messages


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#1 Scarlett

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Posted 01 October 2005 - 05:48 AM

By now you know to be leery of e-mail attachments, even when they seem to come from a friend or colleague. These days, however, you also have to be careful of IM attachments and links - because the virus writers are already there, tooBy Erik Larkin, PC World, 09/30/05 "We've done a much better job of locking down e-mail," says Francis Costello, CTO at Akonix, which helps clients secure instant messaging and peer-to-peer software. "People are turning to instant messaging as the new attack vector."
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Posted 03 October 2005 - 06:41 AM

i think the most common ones are files like funny.exe or joke.exe which are actually keyloggers when you run the application, so be wary!
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