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dave
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reply to Napsterbater

Re: Beware Hotel WiFi

Ah, ok. So we're left with not really knowing how the exposure happened - since IMAP and POP require SSL/TLS, and HTTPS is at least possible....


StuartMW
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Well if a Chinese hacker had access to hotel Wi-Fi and the user was using an encrypted connection to get their email (SSL/TLS/HTTPS/VPN etc) they'd have seen nothing but gibberish. The email address would be unknown by the hacker. If standard (unencrypted) POP/SMTP was used they'd have seen the email addy and the password (as clear text). With the latter no "hacking attempts" would've been required--they'd simply log in.

In short it's probably coincidence.
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