Growing threats for the security of instant messaging

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The numbers of new worms and other security problems which affected the instant messaging services in July have rissen with 24% over the values recorded with only a month earlier, according to a study by Akonix Systems.

The company security center has detected 42 new threats, including here viruses like Rant, Prex and Kirvo.

Rant is the higher risk for users, being among the first threats capable to propagate on multiple instant message networks. This appears to announce the apperance of a new tendancy in security. July was also the second monthe, from the beginig of the year, regarding the quantity of threats.

Source: http://www.zdnet.com/
 
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