Sunday, November 13, 2005

IM Protection

Do you know how to PROTECT your IM (instant messenger)?

My friend insisted I should have protected my IM before our conversation been “Seen”, it’s sounded so horrible, but even though you have a good “shield” for your IM, Hackers can still hack! So what’s the difference?

However, I never win my friend when it comes to “theory” argument, he said IM protection is exactly something I did for my car protection, sort like steering lock or gear lock, although you know that the thief can still steal your car, but you makes it more difficult to the thief, yet it takes too much time to unlock the locks that you had.

Do you know how to PROTECT your IM?

So, the Hackers can still hack, no argue. But its matter of time, no one will be interested to hack if you had all kind of protection program.

I kept silence after his LONG speech, didn’t even think about what he said, I just wondered and concerned, who will hack my IM? LOL

Anyway, since my friend had showed me the way, why shouldn’t I tell my bloggers, maybe you guys need it too.

Zone labs is a new name to me, they also have web-based antivirus or anti-spyware scan service, but their IM Secure is the one which caught my friend eyes. With the free version of IM Secure, you can keep your IM conversations private and protect vulnerable IM connections.

If you upgrade to IM secure Pro, then you can have message Encryption, Universal, Transparent Protection and ID Lock services.

It works with the IM you already use—AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, ICQ, and even universal clients like Trillian. Once IMsecure Pro is installed, it protects your IM silently, without interaction.

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At 12:17 AM, Anonymous Joanie-Ann said...

Thanks for providing that tidbit for us. I use Trillian and Norton doesn't offer protection for that as well as other universal clients. Much love! :)

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At 12:36 AM, Blogger New Journey said...

Joanie: don't mention it, you are always welcome ^_^

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At 4:32 AM, Anonymous Joanie-Ann said...

It doesn't work too well with Norton, though. Once I installed it, it couldn't scan e-mails anymore. =/

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At 8:11 PM, Anonymous marco said...

Do you really think that somebody is interested in my IM conversations???
... and if somebody is, just let me know, I´ll send you all my recorded chats ;) hehehe

Believe me... I am really boring.


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At 4:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ELMTree Software has released ChatPatrol for Windows 2000/XP (, a networking plugin that creates a secure messaging layer for users of the public IM services provided by AOL (AIM), Yahoo (YIM) and Microsoft (MSN). What makes ChatPatrol unique is that it operates on the network level, so users don't have to upgrade or switch their IM client software to benefit from encrypted communications. ChatPatrol allows its users to reap the cost benefits of using “free” public Instant Messaging networks to conduct business communications.

With ChatPatrol organizations can rest assured that the information their workers pass on to business partners during Instant Messaging session is secured and only readable by the intended party. By using the “free” public Instant Messaging networks, as opposed to a closed proprietary IM system, organizations are able to reach partners around the globe and with the addition of ChatPatrol, this communication will be secure.

ELMTree Software’s founder says, "One of the biggest accomplishments of this product is that it provides an easy to use security system for the average consumer. Users are not required to provide additional authentications or perform complex sequences of actions to enable security. ChatPatrol allows the end user to continue to use whichever IM client software they are comfortable with, while almost transparently adding security to IM sessions."

ChatPatrol creates secure sessions by using a Diffie-Hellman key agreement between the Instant Messaging parties, which results in a 256 bit AES session key.

ChatPatrol uses the industry proven OpenSSL cryptographic engine for all of its security operations and is available for download (

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At 9:08 PM, Blogger New Journey said...

hi joanie, I didn't notice that.
Marco: the conversation is boring, but the webcam is interesting.... ^*^

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