Question: What are the dangers of instant messaging?

What are the risks of instant messaging and texting?

Common Risks Because these IM applications are so easy to use, it can be easy to ignore the legal and cyber threats they pose. A few of the most common risks include eDiscovery difficulties, vulnerability to hackers, sharing of confidential or sensitive information, and noncompliance with workplace policies.

What is a vulnerability of instant messaging?

More and more people are using instant messaging, both for personal and business reasons. Instant messaging networks provide the ability not only to transfer text messages, but also transfer files. Consequently, instant messengers can transfer worms and other malware.

Is instant messaging private?

We do not provide encryption for instant messages at this time. However, if a customer chooses to send or receive messages that contain a file, like a document or photo, Windows Live Messenger protects those files with the industry standard SSL encryption.

What is the most accurate statement about instant messaging and texting on the job?

What is the most accurate statement about instant messaging and texting on the job? Because instant messages and text messages can be saved, dont say anything that could damage your reputation or that of your organization.

Is instant messaging secure?

Public Instant Messaging transmits unencrypted information, so it should never be used for sensitive or confidential information. The information is on the Internet and may be accessed by anyone. Spreading viruses and worms.

How do I make my instant messages private?

If you want to make sure the only person who sees your chat text is the person you are chatting with you should look for an option in your chat program to turn on encryption. Most often, this will be in the settings menu labeled, ‘Encrypt chat session.

What is a benefit of instant messaging?

Instant messaging facilitates a more streamlined flow of communication. While phone calls or emails can be time consuming, instant messaging allows colleagues to address issues in a live and prompt manner with minimum disruptions.

How secure is instant messaging?

Public Instant Messaging transmits unencrypted information, so it should never be used for sensitive or confidential information. The information is on the Internet and may be accessed by anyone. Spreading viruses and worms.

How can you be careful when using instant messaging?

The best way to safely use IM is to only chat with people you know. If someone you dont know tries to IM you, dont accept the invitation. If they have a legitimate reason to get in touch with you, they can send an e-mail or call.

How do I make my text private?

To enable the feature, open the app, tap the four squares icon at the top and then open settings and tap privacy and then toggle Enable password to the on position.

Can you hide a text message?

The most simple way to hide text messages on your Android phone is by securing it with a password, fingerprint, PIN or lock pattern. If someone cant get past the lock screen they cant access your text messages.

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