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How secure/private is a Messenger chat session ?

  1. #1


    ldchip Guest

    How secure/private is a Messenger chat session ?

    Provided that I trust my chat partner in Windows Messenger, is the chat text
    that we exchange secure/private from other's snooping on the internet ? and
    is it secure/private from those MS employees/vendors that have access to
    Messenger servers ?

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  2. #2


    Jonathan Kay [MVP] Guest

    Re: How secure/private is a Messenger chat session ?

    Greetings,

    With the exception of the actual login process, Messenger (and specifically the IMs) is not
    encrypted.

    The actual technical details of what's stored on Microsoft side has never been revealed,
    beyond what's in the Privacy section of the Terms of Use:
    http://help.live.com/help.aspx?project=tou

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    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
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    "ldchip" <ldchip@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:096E9CB1-76BE-445D-9F15-F522F5BBE79B@newsgroup

    > Provided that I trust my chat partner in Windows Messenger, is the chat text
    > that we exchange secure/private from other's snooping on the internet ? and
    > is it secure/private from those MS employees/vendors that have access to
    > Messenger servers ?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

How secure/private is a Messenger chat session ?

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