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Re: Comparison of Yahoo v. MSN Messenger from security standpoint
From: "Murad Talukdar" <talukdar_m () subway com>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 12:43:37 +1000

I could be wrong but as Windows has Messenger services integrated within it
then wouldn't that make it more damaging if used as a source of attack?
Even disabling certain messenger services within windows has caused probs on
Xp machines in our office as it's all so tied up with other services.

Murad Talukdar


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Hardstone" <rhardstone () eudoramail com>
To: <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 4:12 AM
Subject: Re: Comparison of Yahoo v. MSN Messenger from security standpoint


Hello All,

Can somebody out there in the community comment on preference of messenger
service i.e. yahoo v. msn?

What are the design differences between the two?  Which one would be
relatively better from security perspective? As it well known that all
messengers have certain vulnerabilities. However, I want to know which one
would be have the lesser among the two.

Any comments would be appreciated.

Many thanks,
Bill



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