More IM, more IM malware?

The use of malicious code tends to follow well-trodden channels: in other words, if software is widely used, then virus writers will focus their efforts on exploiting its vulnerabilites. A recent report suggests that the use of instant messaging will increase considerably in the next few years. We’ve already seen an increase in IM worms. If IDC is correct about the growth of IM, virus writers will almost certainly continue to target it further.

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