Hackers 'to target VoIP users'

29 November 2006

Those using online phones and instant message services will be prime targets for hackers next year, says one of the world's largest security firms.

MessageLabs today released its security threat predictions for next year, and observed that hackers were developing far more sophisticated methods to get around protection software.

It said that this year there had been a clear trend for hackers to use a converged approach - email, websites and instant messaging (IM) programs - to target users, but added that next year IM would become an even bigger target.

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