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The Security of MSN

Kev2012

~Author in Waiting~
#1
I was just wondering if anybody else has heard the rumour that MSN is a perfect way for people to access your computer illegally? I've heard of peoples harddrives being wiped by virus' and alike, does anybody know if this rumour has any foundation?
 
#2
Not true. Unless you're using the leaked pre-release version of MSNM 7.0, you shouldn't have a problem.

Of course, if someone on your contact list sends you a virus and you open it without knowing what it is, it's obviously going to cause havoc. Similarly, you could give an unknown person access to your machine by allowing a remote desktop connection to be established. But I'd consider both of those cases to be the fault of the user rather than a security issue with the software itself.
 

Kev2012

~Author in Waiting~
#3
Ah right, thank you very kindly for that.

So the rumour that once you are talking to somebody via MSN they can use security loop holes to access your computer is only a rumour?
 

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