Internet Security - Chatting


Chatting is a communication over the Internet that offers a real-time transmission of text messages from the sender to a receiver. Chat messages are generally short in order to enable other participants to respond quickly. Thereby, feeling similar to a spoken conversation, this tool is an attractive place for cyberattacks to hack account and get data.

Risks from Chatting

Nowadays most of the chatting platforms and instant messaging websites are a big place of frauds and the risk that come from the other users are very high and are as follows −

  • Viruses − Chatting can be attacked from emails attachments, phishing or instant messaging. This can result to the hacking of a user computer or a network.

  • Malicious software − Attackers can use the chat rooms to redirect the genuine user to a fake webpage to steal their credentials.

  • Hacking that comes from Hacked Chat Servers − This hacking can come when the server of the game has been compromised because of its vulnerability as a result this can put in danger all the users that are connected to this chatting server.

Regarding the security of your computer, it is the same as the gaming section.

Risk Chatting