Instant Messaging and Security

One of the first things a new computer user discovers is the whole world of instant messaging possibilities. People have been quick to embrace the instant messenger concept because it is easier then email and a very convenient way to talk to friends, workmates and relatives anywhere.

Instant messaging not only provides people with a way to communicate with others in distant locations, it also allows them to see if they are online or not. This factor combined with its ease of use has meant that many companies have begun using instant messaging for remote employees.

Unfortunately, this feature-packed technology comes with a price in the form of security problems. This section will examine the issues instant message users need to understand before they start chatting online. Security Reference Guide > Instant Messaging and Security

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