Is it possible for my MSN conversations to be read by others on the network? (if my computer was free of viruses and trojans) How can I tell if someone is doing this against me?

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i suppose they could use a packet sniffer

>Is it possible for my MSN conversations to be read by others on the network?
It depends on your network setup, but yes, it's quite possible. If you're on any sort of wireless network with other people, absolutely. On a hardwired network, it depends on whether you use a hub or a switch. A hub is a dumb device that simply forwards any signals received on one connection to all the others, which makes it very possible to monitor the entire network traffic through one computer. A switch is slightly more secure, however, and will only send packets to the computers that they're addressed to.

>How can I tell if someone is doing this against me?
You can't.

MSN is not secure. for secure communications, use encrypted Jabber, over a secure VPN

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