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Most Instant Messaging, Chat Apps Not Secure: Report

Several of the world's most popular messaging applications have failed a security test carried out by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping defend civil liberties in the digital environment. In ... essence, the EFF found that messaging apps like Facebook Chat and Yahoo Messenger just don't do enough to protect user data. The EFF, which published its findings earlier this week, studied 39 messaging applications. The list included voice and video calling programs, mobile texting applications, and instant messaging services. Only Six ... (view more)

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'Batch Chat', and 'DOSBox'

Batch Chat Batch Chat is an easy-to-use office chat room. Batch Chat runs from a single file / shared folder and allows everyone in an office (for example) to quickly and easily communicate with one another. DOSBox ... DOSBox is a program that emulates older PCs based on the Intel x86 CPU. DOSBox comes complete with sound, graphics, mouse, joystick, and modem support. DOSBox is an excellent utility especially for running old DOS games that cannot run on modern PCs and operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Linux and FreeBSD. http://www.dosbox ... (view more)

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Surveillance Software: record chat logs and more?

Have you ever wondered what your loved one is doing online? Infopackets Reader Lisa E. addressed a few of her concerns over the weekend: " Dear Dennis, I have Windows XP. I have several people using this computer and would like to know how to access ... chat files. Everyone has their logon password protected, and my children do a lot of chatting on Yahoo and MSN Messenger. Can you tell me how to find and access these files?" My response: I only use MSN Messenger on my Windows XP system, so I downloaded and installed the latest versions of Yahoo Messenger, ICQ Pro 2003, ICQ Lite, and AOL ... (view more)

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