Security Analyses for Enterprise Instant Messaging (EIM) Systems

Joon S. Park, Tito Sierra

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Consumer instant messaging (CIM) services (aka public IM) such as AOL Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, and MSN Messenger have achieved critical mass appeal and usage as a convenient and informal method of communication supporting realtime messaging and presence awareness.1,2 Unfortunately, these services are highly vulnerable from a security standpoint. Some of these security problems include threats from viruses and worms, Trojan horses, identity theft, impersonation, eavesdropping, data loss, and denial-of-service attacks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages17
Specialist publicationEDPACS
StatePublished - 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Safety Research
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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