Tag Archive: spim

Dec 06 2012

A Rude Surprise in WhatsApp

Spim on WhatsApp

Here’s something to keep an eye out for if you use WhatsApp. You might want to think twice if you receive a message along these lines: WhatsApp Surprise! You’ve got a prize. Confirm your WhatsApp! phone number [xxxxxxxxxxx] right away.   Confirm >>>> http://whatsapp.im/au/xxxxxxxxxxx This is called “spim” or “spam instant messaging” designed to both …

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Nov 14 2010

Microsoft Temporarily Disables URLs in Windows Live Messenger

If you are using an older version of Windows Live Messenger you may have noticed that URLs have been disabled (i.e. they are not clickable). Microsoft has taken this step to help prevent a worm spreading through its instant messaging service (although presumably someone could still copy and paste the link manually into a browser). …

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