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What is unsafe about chat rooms?


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January 28, 2009 7:43PM

The nature of chat rooms is anonymity. Because of this many people can hide their identities and their true motives. Many times child predators have used chat rooms to lure children into meeting places. It is never a good idea to reveal personally identifying or sensitive information. Phishing scams have also been implemented in chat rooms. Also if a computer has been compromised and depending on the chat client used, hackers can cause undesirable operation of your computer or glean information from your machine.