Webmail security risk

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Pieter_Arntz, Oct 21, 2004.

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  1. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

    Apr 27, 2002
    Dutch IT-specialist Martijn Brinkers informed Yahoo of a way to steal cookies from Firefox/Mozilla users due to a leak in their webmail security.

    Once the cookie was obtained a hacker would be able to read a victims mail or send mail from his account.

    Yahoo patched the hole very quickly after being informed by Brinkers, who found a similar leak in Dutch provider Chello's webmail recently.

    Translated from: http://www.webwereld.nl/nieuws/18883.phtml
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