Wi-Fi hotspots still an e-mail security risk

Tuesday, 7 August 2007, 12:12 AM EST

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.

Errata Security CEO Robert Graham showed Black Hat attendees how to scan a public hotspot and sniff out an unsuspecting victim. The trick is to grab the cookie that the e-mail provider puts on the authorized user's computer.

At CIO Today.

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