General discussion

Locked

Yahoo! Messenger Security

By maxd ·
Hi All,
Please tell how secure is Yahoo! Messenger is compared to other IM clients avalable.
Please send me some technical information available on the net.
Thanx.

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

3 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Yahoo! Messenger Security

by Pan 13 x In reply to Yahoo! Messenger Security

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00620011022ern02.htm&src=search

see link . No free IM client to secure. If you need interoffice communication the go with an app such as EPOP see link
http://www.wiredred.com/epop_pro.html

Collapse -

Yahoo! Messenger Security

by Shanghai Sam In reply to Yahoo! Messenger Security

hi there, i have no idea if you are asking about yahoo messenger for you home personal use, or if you are wondering if you should allow end users to have it in the workplace. My comment is based only on if you are wondering about if you should put in the workplace. If you do, make sure you place a strict policy in place, that if your users use a yahoo profile, Not to even say a thing about workplace! i even recommend that everyone just uses a new screenname based for work, and then distribute those screennames to everyone so they can put everybody in their buddy list. Reason is, Im kinda of one of those, "ethical hackers" i never was on the dark side, i just learned of what darksides does, for example "if i were to do profile searches forthe word "work" or "job" etc, etc, i could pull up lots of screenmaes that will show me who is currently online, and possibily at work. I could then InstantMessage a guy or girl who is in your company, and if i InstantMessage a guy, i could try to social engineer them and act like i am a girl, and send him pics of girls, and get his confidence in me, and build on that in week or so, and then blam send him a trojan , that is from the wild, something that i could expect your virus signature database not even to have yet, and then have him download that expecting pics once again, and the restof the story you know. Thats just one lil aspect that is growing rapidly, i advise my clients, to never deal with strangers when they are at work, and i show them why. The question is then, even if yahoo was prgrammed secure and if a vulnerability is exposed and if i patch and always get the latest download. what and how do i use it in my organization to cause it to be insecure?

hope i gave yu some tips. give me those points if i was cool. :)

Collapse -

Yahoo! Messenger Security

by Shanghai Sam In reply to Yahoo! Messenger Security

http://members.yahoo.com is where unethical hackers, will browse and look up keywords and if a profile for example, every screen name by default will get a empty profile, but there are categories that can be filled in, one of them occupation. andif i did a query search for * in the occupation field, then it will show me all who is online or whatever, and thats how the hacking agenda starts usually,,.

Back to Security Forum
3 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums