Monday, April 28, 2008

Dangers of Web Mail

Here's a nice summary of some of the security issues surrounding web mail. It's not especially brilliant or eye-opening, but I liked the presentation. It summarized the key issues quite well.

Sometimes we tend to forget that web-based e-mail isn't really an e-mail application, per se. It's a web application with all the vulnerabilities that go with that.

And, on top of that, according to the Computer World article, it sits on somebody else's servers, making it prime bait for snooping by bored employees of the web mail company.

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