E-mail attackers know all about you

Monday, 23 May 2005, 12:50 PM EST

Your e-mail address may be telling the world a lot more than just how to get in touch with you, researchers at the security firm Blue Security warn.

Spammers and identity thieves are taking advantage of what Blue Security says is a flaw in the way many Web sites manage their customers' e-mail addresses. By using a technique that Blue Security calls "hostile profiling," unscrupulous folks could learn your e-mail address.

By Tom Spring at PC World.

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