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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
                9  2.3.3.1  Vulnerabilities

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Lack of Logging and Audit Trails

There are also issues with record keeping. For one, users can keep logs of IM conversations, and store them on their personal computers. Depending on the organization’s policies on keeping logs of written communications in a central place (or not at all, or only for 30 days, or whatever), this could be an issue. Another potential issue is simply the equivalent of “call detail recording” for IM conversations. Some organizations would like a centralized audit trail that lets them know which users within the organization are communicating via IM, and when they’re doing it.


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