Using Instant Messaging Safely
Why do I need to use instant messaging differently?
We've seen attacks using e-mail (spamming, phishing, viruses, etc.) for years. We've learned to look at our e-mail and think before responding to messages or clicking on links.
Now, attacks are appearing against instant messaging. Instant messaging is done quickly, with little time given to detecting and analyzing potential threats. Attackers take advantage of the immediacy of instant messaging to send spam, phish, and spread viruses, worms, and other types of malware.
What can I do to protect myself?
Here are a few tips on how to... ...