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RE: Comparison of Yahoo v. MSN Messenger from security standpoint
From: "Enquiries" <Enquiries () globalart4u com>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 18:43:14 +0100

what about skype, is that safer compared to the others?

Tallat
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-----Original Message-----
From: Eric [mailto:ericsecnews () comcast net]
Sent: 24 April 2004 19:27
To: 'Murad Talukdar'; rhardstone () eudoramail com;
security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: Comparison of Yahoo v. MSN Messenger from security
standpoint


Principally speaking that would make sense. Speaking on track record, I
think that there have been a lot more vulnerabilities for MSN Messenger than
AIM or Yahoo. I would recommend using AIM, because you can also encrypt
conversations over the wire (albeit weak encryption) for free if you go to
www.aimencrypt.com.

I think that companies also develop private instant messaging software for
corporate networks -- like you can run your own messaging service that is
closed within the workplace.

-Eric

-----Original Message-----
From: Murad Talukdar [mailto:talukdar_m () subway com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 10:44 PM
To: rhardstone () eudoramail com; security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Comparison of Yahoo v. MSN Messenger from security standpoint

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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