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How Personal & Internet Security Work by Preston Gralla

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Chapter 12. How Instant Messaging Pests Work

How Instant Messaging Pests Work

Instant messaging has become a way of life—not just for teens and children, but for people of all ages and even those in the corporate world, who use it for communicating while at work. With instant messaging, you hold live keyboard conversations with other people on the Internet—that is, you type words on your computer and other people on the Internet can see those words on their computers immediately, and vice versa.

The first instant messaging used over the Internet was Internet Relay Chat (IRC). The capability to hold IRC chats is built directly in to the Internet. At one time, thousands of people ...

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