July 27, 2005

Instant messaging - comms godsend or security back

Scott writes "As 60,000 users of Reuters messaging service found out in April, an instant messaging worm can seriously damage your day. The pernicious Kelvir worm, which spreads by sending copies to everyone on an infected client's IM contact list, swept through the company so fast that Reuters shut down the service rather than let the worm propagate itself any further."

Link: ebcvg.com


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