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  • Yahoo fixes Messenger flaw

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

  • 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. 

  • Security pros grumble over spam increase

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

  • 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. 

  • Expert offers tips to bolster messaging security

    In this edition of Security Wire Weekly, Burton Group analyst Diana Kelley explains how to lock down messaging programs as part of our three-day special report on the subject. 

  • IT pros look for ways to lock down IM

    Special Report: To control growing IM threats, administrators are trying to limit which programs can be used or ban the technology altogether. But that's not always possible. 

  • Inside the numbers: Messaging (in)security

    In August, surveyed 250 IT pros from a variety of industries about messaging security programs. Here are some of the questions we asked and their responses. 

  • Messaging insecurity fuels data leakage fears

    Special Report: The proliferation of messaging technology means more opportunity for malware to take root and sensitive data to be lifted. 

  • Quiz: Secure instant messaging

    A five-question multiple choice quiz to test your understanding of the content presented in the Secure instant messaging lesson of's Messaging Security School. 

  • Instant messaging attacks rise in October

    In October alone, security firm Akonix Systems tracked 88 attacks that used instant messaging programs to spread. Attackers are also exploiting P2P programs.