How safe is instant messaging? A security and privacy survey

Interesting research, worth reading..

How safe is instant messaging? A security and privacy survey:

The number of interested parties eager to listen in on your online conversations, including what you type through instant messaging, has never been higher.

It’s trivial to monitor unencrypted wireless networks and snatch IM passwords as they flow through the ether. Broadband providers and their business partners are enthusiastically peeking

(Via The Iconoclast.)

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