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Is yahoo messenger safe to used?

Discussion in 'Yahoo' started by ShaguM0w56, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. #1
    hi guys,

    i just wondering yahoo messenger safe to used, cause someone login on my account. :rolleyes:
    SEMrush
     
    ShaguM0w56, Feb 4, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. internetmarketingiq

    internetmarketingiq Well-Known Member

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    Safe for what? It's just a chat client. You planning a bank heist?

    There is no such thing as anonymity online. Everything you do is tracked and stored somewhere.
     
    internetmarketingiq, Feb 4, 2010 IP
  3. PaulAdams

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    sachincoobloy321 Peon

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    do not use cyber or shared computer
     
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  5. ~XerXesDigital.Com~

    ~XerXesDigital.Com~ Peon

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    I am agree with PaulAdams, why you worry about it if you share it ? lol
     
    ~XerXesDigital.Com~, Feb 6, 2010 IP
  6. whitespparow

    whitespparow Peon

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    yes yahoo messenger is used to safe but if you have shared your account details with anyone then you have to take care. you can change your password frequently.
     
    whitespparow, Feb 6, 2010 IP
  7. kontakt

    kontakt Active Member

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    Nobody can say that it is safe to use. The best security practice however will make sure you minimize the chances of it being exploited. Some steps you can do:

    1. Implement a firewall on your local computer/network.
    2. Make sure to update your yahoo messenger version to the latest stable version.
    3. Install an antivirus on your local computer/network.
    4. Setup a spyware program.
    5. Be careful with your passwords

    I think that should keep you safe generally. Of course all the best practices are useless if yahoo's servers itself becomes exploited.
     
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  8. znome

    znome Peon

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    agree with you.
     
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  9. mit

    mit Well-Known Member

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    It's totally safe for chatting with the client from myside. Most of client want voice chat on Yahoo! messenger and its comfortable with me.
     
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    Yes yahoo messenger is safe,
     
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    If you are sharing your account then NOTHING is safe in cyber.
     
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    R0N Greenhorn

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    If you keep you secrets it still safe for you to use
     
    R0N, Feb 6, 2010 IP
  13. Dismatikz

    Dismatikz Well-Known Member

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    Alot of people seem to use MSN. =p
     
    Dismatikz, Feb 6, 2010 IP
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    L 1873 P Peon

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    LOL u make me laugh
    of course safe dude
     
    L 1873 P, Feb 6, 2010 IP
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    #15
    Have you ever try to check if someone know the access of your account?
     
    Lukas Jackson, Feb 6, 2010 IP
  16. Ascendancy

    Ascendancy Active Member

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    Why would you assume it's not safe to use? Unless somebody has a keylogger on your computer or something, I highly doubt anyone can get through Yahoo!'s security and grab your password from a database or anything. So realistically yeah, it's pretty safe
     
    Ascendancy, Feb 7, 2010 IP
  17. GekiDan

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    It is definitely safe as long as you don't transfer files on it coming from an unknown person.
     
    GekiDan, Feb 7, 2010 IP
  18. BarbaraKahn

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    Y not my dear frnd. It's absolutely free. Basically this kind of chat massenger are for personal use. Try to use this kind of thing in ur own personal PC rather than using these in cyber cafe or in office. It may create problem in that case.
    Use it properly and use it in a right place. There is no fear to use it. U can carry on.

    Thank u
     
    BarbaraKahn, Feb 8, 2010 IP
  19. kunnusingh

    kunnusingh Well-Known Member

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    no not safe for your business because of lots of virus send automatic message to your yahoo msngr list(adult message)

    Now, i am use Google Talk on Ubuntu :)
     
    kunnusingh, Feb 8, 2010 IP
  20. akashvedi

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    download yahoo mssngr from verified source only. like yahoo.com
    use a good Antivirus.
    check yahoo login url before entering your password.
     
    akashvedi, Feb 8, 2010 IP