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  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.