The gathering IM storm

We've not yet encountered one here at the GCN Insider desk, but we're hearing more and more reports of malware targeting instant messaging clients. It's only natural, really. We've probably ignored the issue for as long as we have because instant messaging has been slow to take off in the enterprise (meaning legitimately, under the watchful eye of IT shops).

Agencies that don't have tight client computing policies and configuration management systems can assume they have users who've downloaded standard IM clients. Those users are likely IM-ing co-workers to help them do their jobs better--it's a great tool. But they're also probably IM-ing friends and family. As IM becomes a bigger target, locking it down is more important. The gathering IM storm

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 30th June 2006 1:24AM