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SPIM

(SPam Instant Messaging) Unsolicited advertising appearing in instant messages. SPIM is even more annoying than spam. Unlike e-mail ads, which can often be relegated to a junk folder in the user's e-mail program, a SPIM ad pops up on screen whenever it is sent. See spam and SPIT.
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While the majority of labs still use confocal microscopes to conduct their research, SPIM technology has gained major ground amongst scientists in both academia and industry.
The public nature of most IM systems makes it susceptible to virus, malware and Spim attacks and inappropriate use that can place an organization in situations that range from merely embarrassing to financially devastating.
Unfortunately, spim will continue to grow, so districts need to adopt defensive measures for school and personal IM applications.
Most spim is generated by automated programs that simulate instant messaging (IM) users and send spam messages to a predetermined set of screen names, which are generated randomly or harvested off the Internet.
Social networks and instant messaging services are one of the most effective and easiest ways to deliver SPAM, or so called SPIM - spam for instant messaging to unaware users.
Industry experts will discuss the relevance of enterprise instant messaging packages and how increasing threats regarding internet viruses and SPIM are making it critical for financial organisations to reconsider their use of public instant messaging within the enterprise.
The lawsuit marked the first time AOL has expressly targeted spim in a legal action.
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Content hygiene and security - Web-based malware prevention, virus scanning of file attachments, worm blocking, spIM protection and keyword content filtering for both UC-generated as well as federated public IM