Expect Bigger IM Attacks After Microsoft, Yahoo Merger


The deal struck Wednesday by Yahoo and Microsoft to make their instant messaging (IM) networks work together in 2006 may sound great at first glance, but security experts say that the merger will make IM an even bigger target for hackers and hucksters.

"Ninety-eight percent of the stories about Yahoo and Microsoft will be about the benefits of interoperability, how the deal will eliminate the traditional hurdles in IM," said Jon Sakoda, the chief technology officer for IMlogic, an Internet security firm that specializes in defending against IM and file-sharing threats. TechWeb | Microsoft Yahoo Messaging Security | Expect Bigger IM Attacks After Microsoft, Yahoo Merger

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 12th October 2005 9:59PM