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Author Topic: Bad spelling opens up security loophole  (Read 1347 times)

AdrianH

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Bad spelling opens up security loophole
« on: September 12, 2011, 12:27:25 PM »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14842691

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A missing dot in an email address might mean messages end up in the hands of cyber thieves, researchers have found.

By creating web domains that contained commonly mistyped names, the investigators received emails that would otherwise not be delivered.

Over six months they grabbed 20GB of data made up of 120,000 wrongly sent messages............. (more)
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Re: Bad spelling opens up security loophole
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2011, 12:54:19 PM »

Dear me, criminals are getting ever more devious. :(
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