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Wi-Fi Hotspots Continue To Pose E-Mail Security Risk Print E-mail
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Source: NewsFactor - Posted by Bill Keys   
Wireless Security Following news that security experts at the Black Hat conference demonstrated another method to compromise e-mail accounts when accessed over Wi-Fi, Symantec's Javier Santoyo said the issue continues to remain a problem. "And I would expect most, if not all, of the e-mail vendors will soon start offering secure logins," Santoyo said. What was interesting was the hack grabs the cookies which the e-mail provider puts on authorized user's computer. So, it seems there are two solutions either turn off cookies on your browser or for emails provides to stop placing them on users computers. What do you think is the best way? Researchers demonstrated on Friday at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas that Web-based e-mail accounts hosted by MySpace, Facebook, Yahoo, Gmail, and Hotmail are vulnerable to hacker attacks when account holders use unencrypted Wi-Fi hotspots.

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Cant get into facebook?Written by Bob on 2008-06-10 11:51:36
Im mad , because it said i can get throught facebook .

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