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Instant-messaging attacks up 73 percent

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#1 quietman7



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Posted 04 June 2007 - 05:46 AM

So far this year security vendor Akonix Systems has found 170 instant-messaging threats. This represents a 73 percent increase over the same period last year in instant-messaging threats...The instant-messaging attacks rely on social engineering to spread malicious code, typically sending a link that appears to come from an IM contact....Akonix said attackers are increasingly targeting instant messaging as a way to get around the email-based security systems...


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