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  • 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. 

  • Thwarting IM management challenges

    Product review: Information Security magazine's Sandra Kay Miller says Symantec's IM Manager 8.0 has limited public network features, but offers excellent reporting. 

  • Akonix A-Series offers complex, best-of-breed IM security

    Product review: Information Security magazine's Sandra Kay Miller says The Akonix A-Series instant messaging security appliances works well but needs better documentation. 

  • Symantec says enterprises failing to secure instant messaging

    Results of a recent Symantec survey suggest that nearly three out of every five organizations have not secured their instant messaging applications. 

  • New threats target Microsoft apps

    Microsoft warns customers to apply a RASMAN patch to protect against new exploit code. Meanwhile, Symantec warns of code targeting Windows Live Messenger. 

  • Security Bytes: Skype dodges attackers

    Meanwhile: A worm hijacks IE and spreads via Yahoo IM, Ohio University reorganizes IT department after data theft; and Symantec accuses Microsoft of misusing technology. 

  • IM too critical a business app to ban

    Despite reported security risks, companies shouldn't ban employees from using instant messaging (even if they could). 

  • Report: IM, P2P threats on the rise

    Research shows a steady increase in threats that target unauthorized IM and peer-to-peer applications. Worse yet, most IT departments have no way of knowing the threats exist. 

  • Security Wire Weekly: Macromedia security holes, an unwanted Christmas greeting and Bank of America

    Our final broadcast of 2005 has the scoop on new security holes plaguing Macromedia users, Christmas greetings you don't want to receive and why Bank of America customers might find themselves short on cash. Listen on your PC, MP3 or download to your... 

  • Attacks driven by love of money

    Symantec's latest threat report shows digital desperadoes are exploiting Web application flaws and using "modular" malcode to launch lucrative attacks.