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Messaging Apps Bring Unexpected Danger to the Table

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Messaging Apps Bring Unexpected Danger to the Table for Businesses

Messaging apps have become a business staple. From Slack to Facebook Messenger, staffers routinely using messaging apps to chat, share information, have meetings, and conduct business. As the global pandemic has impacted everyone’s ability to meet in person, many people are using messaging apps with video features extensively to meet with colleagues and clients for business deals or team-building exercises.

So of course, that means cybercriminals are ready to pounce. Increased usage of messaging apps means increased opportunity to unleash attacks through those apps. And as the line between work and home devices becomes more blurred, that means they have a better chance of landing a cyberattack against an unwary employee who isn’t expecting cybersecurity threats to arrive through messaging.

Messaging app security is historically sketchy. As these apps were primarily used for personal conversation or informal work chat before the pandemic, concerns about their security weren’t properly addressed or even taken that seriously. A vulnerability in popular business messaging app Slack that allowed malicious code to be transmitted while disguised as harmless code was just discovered an addressed a few weeks ago. WhatsApp has also had problems with malicious code, hacking, and malware distribution. Businesses should be aware of the risk raised by messaging apps and take appropriate measures to increase security around messaging.

THE THREAT

Danger from employees using messaging through social media and apps on company computers and devices.

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  • Chat app threats are in the same family as phishing attacks
  • Employees interacting with malicious messages may also be downloading malicious code onto their devices
  • That code could be transmitted to other staffers or your entire network
  • Threats from messaging apps can cause a data breach
  • Increased awareness of attack threats and phishing attacks, in general, will make employees less likely to fall for them
  • Phishing is the #1 threats of 2020
  • More than 60% of ransomware is delivered through phishing

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