Hackers are always trying to hack into a company’s network. They are specifically looking for easy targets. As a result, millions of companies are susceptible to these attacks every day. Because multiple Instant Message applications are available right now, these IM’s systems are often not built with good security features.
Unfortunately, because Instant Message has no screen decoder or password lock to stop deceivers, it makes it incredibly vulnerable to attack.
These exploitive people target financial information and attempt to infiltrate a business’ network to obtain personally identifiable information (PID). With this in mind, it’s vital to ensure that any private information that an individual send through IM is encrypted.
Two-step verification helps ensure that any information a person type on the keyboard is automatically encrypted. This is the same type of security used when typing on the internet. By using proper two-step verification procedures, people can significantly reduce the likelihood their IM provider will be subjected to hackers or malicious predators.
Companies should ensure that their Instant Messaging security features remain robust and are regularly updated to help them limit the threats the enterprise face. Hackers often exploit security weaknesses to gain new worms or Trojans.
Keeping the IM provider up-to-date with the latest security updates will help many combat hackers.
However, although there is already a monitoring platform that these secured IM applications have, are they still an easy target for hackers?
Read and find out on the infographic below brought to you by TeleMessage: