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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2233 Report: Cybercriminals prefer Skype, Jabber and ICQ
The most popular instant messaging platforms with cyber criminals are Skype, Jabber and ICQ, according to a new report released this morning.

Meanwhile, consumer-grade platforms like AOL Instant Messenger and Yahoo IM have fallen out of favor, while newer, more secure consumer oriented platforms like Telegram and WhatsApp are also gaining popularity.

The newer platforms are more user-friendly and more convenient, but also offer greater security, said Leroy Terrelonge, Director of Middle East and Africa Research at Flashpoint, which recently released a report about the communication platforms cyber criminals have been using over the past four years.
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#2239 BrickerBot author claims he bricked two million devices
#2238 Beware! Dozens of Linksys WiFi router models vulnerable to multiple flaws
#2237 Location tracking Android spyware found in Google Play store
#2236 Windows bug used to spread Stuxnet remains world’s most exploited
#2235 Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard
#2234 Researchers find commercial banking apps contain swarms of open-source bugs
#2233 Report: Cybercriminals prefer Skype, Jabber and ICQ
#2232 New open source RAT uses Telegram protocol to steal data from victims
#2231 Microsoft turns 2FA into one-factor by ditching password
#2230 Hajime worm battles Mirai for control of the IoT
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