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Is yahoo messenger safe to used?

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

  1. pulu_19

    pulu_19 Peon

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    #161
    yes i think it is safe to use..
    i use it..
    didnt got ne problem
    SEMrush
     
    pulu_19, Jun 21, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. suraj30

    suraj30 Peon

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    #162
    thanks for info
     
    suraj30, Jun 21, 2010 IP
  3. crudeexperts

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    #163
    I use it, and i don't have any problem with it..its safe to use ...
     
    crudeexperts, Jul 27, 2010 IP
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    GekiDan Active Member

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    #164
    It is safe to use if used properly.
     
    GekiDan, Jul 29, 2010 IP
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    aniroy1986 Well-Known Member

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    #165
    Two accounts of mine got hacked using YM. But thankfully both were fake accounts :)
     
    aniroy1986, Jul 29, 2010 IP
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    kiran1247 Peon

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    #166
    One doubt?

    Can anyone capture the chat conversation ??
    Any possibility??
     
    kiran1247, Jul 29, 2010 IP
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    GekiDan Active Member

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    #167
    Why do you made fake accounts?
     
    GekiDan, Jul 29, 2010 IP
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    stinker Well-Known Member

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    #168
    Change password frequently and no one will be logging in (unless you give someone new password too) :)
     
    stinker, Jul 29, 2010 IP
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    wanay11 Well-Known Member

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    #169
    No one safe on internet as long as you fail to ensure your password open to none and never logout with properly way :)
     
    wanay11, Jul 29, 2010 IP
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    aniroy1986 Well-Known Member

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    #170
    Simply for this reason...keeping safe the privacy:p
     
    aniroy1986, Jul 29, 2010 IP
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    madeqtna Member

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    #171
    It is safe if change your password every 2 weeks and not access your account from public place(free hotspot,hotels,internet-cafe...)
     
    madeqtna, Jul 29, 2010 IP
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    #172
    I'm using Y!M for over 3 years, everything seen secure.
     
    mikehab, Jul 29, 2010 IP
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    #173
    Yahoo! Messenger been tested by the software engineers on 15 Jun 2010 and has been found "SAFE TO INSTALL" on any computer. This means that the software contains no viruses, spyware, adware, trojans or backdoors and installing it poses no threat to the operating system. Yahoo! Messenger can be installed with no concern by any computer user; therefore, it has been granted the "Safe to Install" award.
     
    Alexandros1, Jul 30, 2010 IP
  14. raman891106

    raman891106 Guest

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    Yahoo Messenger provides the archive option to all users. By default it is set to remember all chat conversations but delete them every time you sign out. You can change it to either not remember any conversation at all or remember conversation and not delete them like the default.
    This option can be accessed using Messenger->Preferences->Archive
    All chat conversations are stored the user's computer if the always remember option is selected.
     
    raman891106, Jul 31, 2010 IP
  15. raman891106

    raman891106 Guest

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    However, there are some vulnerabilities with File Sharing in Yahoo Messenger, but, they exist in all P2P file sharing applications.
    When you are sending/receiving files from someone, a TCP/IP connection is formed between your computer and the other person's computer. This connection is open at both ends to allow file sharing. This open connection can be exploited by anyone to gain access to your computer. Simple TelNet commands (used for remote connections) can be used to access the connection.

    I am not here to scare anyone away from using using Yahoo Messenger. Just thought I'd share it. This vulnerability exists in all P2P file sharing systems and so does its solution. A simple anti-virus program with a decent Firewall can prevent any unauthorized TelNet access to your system. All MS-Windows operating systems (XP and above) come with an in-built Firewall, so you do not really have to worry chatting with your friends. Just be a bit careful when sharing big files (that take a long time to transfer) with strangers.
     
    raman891106, Jul 31, 2010 IP
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    raman891106 Guest

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    #176
    Sure it is..
     
    raman891106, Jul 31, 2010 IP
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    #177
    s.. sure.. make sure that you receive file from proper people... otherwise it will kill you via Virus
     
    sivaganesh, Aug 1, 2010 IP
  18. lansing.13.87

    lansing.13.87 Peon

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    #178
    Its upto you how you use it. but it is safe.
     
    lansing.13.87, Aug 22, 2010 IP
  19. djayusevlademir

    djayusevlademir Greenhorn

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    #179
    yahoo messenger is safe.. you just have to make sure that no one knows your password.. and also, make sure that your computer is well protected by anti virus and firewall..
     
    djayusevlademir, Aug 24, 2010 IP
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    shawn.itchair Guest

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    #180
    Hi,

    Yahoo messenger is safe to used but don't used shared computer ok....
     
    shawn.itchair, Aug 24, 2010 IP