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#1 pcpunk

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 05:16 PM

Are there any security issues with this (new to me) "Messenger"?  I did just a little research and found a few basic things about what it is and what it does.  Seems legit but a bit new to be using IMO.

https://www.lifewire.com/facebook-messenger-4103719

 

I'm a little hesitant to use anything this new, and some of my friends on facebook keep sending me messages with this to my Yahoo inbox?

 

https://www.facebook.com/help/237721796268379

 

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 05:35 PM

Messenger has been in one incarnation or another since Aug 2011. They have gradually added platforms over the years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook_Messenger

So it's not a new thing. It might be new to a platform but not as an application itself.

You'll have to decide for yourself on whether the issues of security you can live with. All messenger apps can be faulted for some level of security concerns of one kind or another. The fact they can access your contact list alone to communicate is one concern right off the top. The choice is yours alone.

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 09:08 AM

Thanks Animal, I'm so stupid, this is the built in messaging that Facebook uses.  When I was logged out of my account I kept seeing these "Messenger" Requests that did not look like anything I'd seen before, this is why I was suspicious.  Now I see that it was because I was logged out of account and never seen that particular Messenger prompt in my email inbox.  I feel so silly now, don't use FB all to much to forgive me lol.


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 11:30 AM

You're welcome. :thumbup2:

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