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Messaging (including IM and E-mail)
Modern technology has brought us several new ways to communicate including e-mail, instant messaging (IM) and cell phone text messaging. Unfortunately, each of these new methods of communication also introduces new security risks.
Security concerns are not reasons to stop using e-mail, IM or text messaging. Instead, we'd like to make you aware of what the issues are and how to deal with them. On this page, we'll look at some of the ways that you can make yourself more secure.

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  • About.com: Why You Should Encrypt Your E-mail 
    If you want to send sensitive information by e-mail, you need to encrypt it so that it can't be read by a hacker or criminal. This article talks about why and how you can do this.
  • Intercepting Cell Phone Text Messages 
    You'll probably hear a lot about e-mail and IM being intercepted. But what about cell phone text messages? This article talks about some of the ways that your messages might be compromised.
  • Origins of the Term "Spam" 
    Anyone who uses e-mail is familiar with Spam - unsolicited (junk) e-mail. But where does the name come from? 
  • SANS Top 20 Risks - E-Mail Clients
    E-mail is one of the vital applications of the Internet. But there are many different ways that your e-mail client (e.g. Outlook) can be attacked. 
  • Junk E-Mail and Misinformation
    BreakTheChain.org tries to educate the world that e-mail is an unreliable medium for sharing information and that the first step to reducing the amount of junk out htere is to stop sending it yourself.

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