Role of Instant Messaging in Cybercrime


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Instant messaging platforms are common among cyber criminals for all of the following reasons EXCEPT which?

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1. Which feature of instant messaging plays a significant role in cybercrime because you can't be certain who you're really talking to?

2. Cyber criminals can hack instant messaging conversations, whether personal or professional, which can create _____ concerns.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about the relationship between cybercrime and instant messaging. Take this multiple-choice quiz and answer questions in areas like the specific reasons cyber criminals use instant messaging and a feature of instant messaging that has a vital role in cybercrime.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on these points:

  • Type of concern associated with instant messaging conversations that can be hacked by cyber criminals
  • Possible problem with sending files or links through an instant message
  • Role of security updates in the protection of victims from instant messaging cybercrime

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on instant messaging and its susceptibility to cybercrime, including an instant messaging feature that has a major role in cybercrime because the other person's identity is unknown
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a specific kind of concern arising from of cyber criminal's hack of an instant messaging conversation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about security updates that are designed to protect individuals from cybercrime via instant messaging and a problem associated with sending links or files in an instant message

Additional Learning

To keep learning about some of the potential challenges with digital communication, you can review the lesson titled Role of Instant Messaging in Cybercrime. You'll have an opportunity to cover these key subjects:

  • Applications of instant messaging platforms
  • Encryption
  • Bugs in instant messaging programs exploited by cyber criminals