IM Security Issues Risks and Tools

  • May 27, 2008 27 May'08

    Secure messaging complications result in limited protection

    The market is hindered by multiple standards and deployment options, analyst says.

  • October 16, 2007 16 Oct'07

    AOL closes AIM attack vector, but risks remain

    AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) 6.5 closes a recently reported attack vector, but one researcher warns that AOL has yet to address the core problem.

  • September 27, 2007 27 Sep'07

    Researcher says AIM still vulnerable, AOL insists it's fixed

    Contrary to previous reports, AOL Instant Messenger is still open to attack, a researcher claims. But AOL says it addressed the researcher's finds with a more permanent fix.

  • September 26, 2007 26 Sep'07

    Serious security flaw in AOL Instant Messenger

    Researchers at Core Security say attackers could run malware on targeted computers by exploiting a flaw in the widely-used AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) application.

  • September 20, 2007 20 Sep'07

    Security flaws found in AOL, Yahoo IM programs

    Attackers could exploit security flaws in popular instant messaging programs from AOL and Yahoo to upload malicious files on targeted computers.

  • August 29, 2007 29 Aug'07

    Flaw found in MSN Messenger

    Attackers could exploit a flaw in MSN Messenger to run malicious code on targeted machines, according to Danish vulnerability clearinghouse Secunia.

  • July 17, 2007 17 Jul'07

    AOL, Yahoo, Trillian IM applications under threat

    Vulnerability researchers say attackers could exploit flaws in AOL Instant Messenger, Trillian and Yahoo Messenger to run malicious code or cause a denial of service.

  • July 09, 2007 09 Jul'07

    Security vendor Postini acquired by Google

    Search engine giant Google says it will use its acquisition of security and compliance vendor Postini to expand its hosted applications for businesses.

  • June 11, 2007 11 Jun'07

    Yahoo fixes messenger flaws

    The latest version of Yahoo Messenger fixes serious flaws attackers could exploit to run malware on targeted machines. The timing is good, since more exploit code is circulating.

  • June 07, 2007 07 Jun'07

    Serious flaws put Yahoo Messenger users in peril

    Attackers could exploit two serious flaws in Yahoo Messenger to run malicious code on targeted machines, vulnerability trackers warned Wednesday.

  • May 01, 2007 01 May'07

    Multiple flaws in Trillian chat program

    Attackers could access sensitive information and run malicious code by exploiting multiple flaws in Trillian, a chat program popular in many enterprises.

  • April 04, 2007 04 Apr'07

    Yahoo fixes Messenger flaw

    Attackers could exploit a flaw in Yahoo Messenger to hijack targeted machines, but a fix is available.

  • January 18, 2007 18 Jan'07

    Companies take IM threats seriously

    IT managers are finding security tools to shield internal systems from IM attack by keeping malware and phishers out, while letting trusted clients and friends in.

  • January 03, 2007 03 Jan'07

    Security pros grumble over spam increase

    Spim and spam from unexpected sources is challenging enterprises in 2007. Some enterprises are taking action.

  • December 22, 2006 22 Dec'06

    Skype Trojan: Much ado about nothing?

    This week in Security Blog Log: A Trojan horse has captured headlines by targeting Skype users. But some believe the threat is being blown out of proportion.