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Group formed to track IM threats

A group of internet security and instant messaging (IM) providers have teamed up to detect and thwart the growing threat of IM and P2P viruses and worms. The consortium, led by corporate IM software suppliers IMlogic, is setting up a threat centre to analyse and warn against the vulnerabilities. It is offering free alerts and e-mail notifications of risk assessments and threat management for subscribers. The group also includes security companies McAfee and Sybari Software, and leading IM providers Yahoo, America Online and Microsoft. IMlogic said they will be working together, along with other industry partners and security experts, to monitor and detect security risks to IM networks, as well as unwanted content such as spam over IM. Full Story

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