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Table Of Contents  CertiGuide to Security+
 9  Chapter 2:  Communication Security (Domain 2.0; 20%)
      9  2.3  The Web
           9  2.3.3  Instant Messaging

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2.3.3.1  Vulnerabilities

Issues with IM in the enterprise today are many and varied. Since IM is often peer-to-peer as far as individual users go, there is less control over the activities of IM users than many technology managers would like. Who uses it, when and for what purposes are decisions that are left up to users. While SPIM (Spam over Instant Messaging 198) is not currently as bad as SPAM, it is getting worse 199.

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198. http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/S/spim.html

199. http://www.internetweek.com/security02/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=17500466

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