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By naidu_cas ·
Interesting things started happening with my Lycos email a/c since yesterday.
I Log IN, see my email then I Log Out.
Now I shut down and start or restart the m/c, go to Lycos site & click Log IN . I straight away go to My Lycos & get access to my email a/c without formally logging to my a/c. Not only that after Log OUT at the goodbye message if i click My Lycos, I still get access to my email a/c without any formal logging in. Only if I click Log in again I get login dialogue Box. However if I click on "Lycos" and click Log In I can go to my email a/c without formally logging. Only when I clear the Lycos cookie on the local HD, the problem gets solved.
I have already posted three feedback letters to the Lycos team since yesterday(stillto receive a reply)
My questions :
Is it going to pose a threat to my privacy ?
Is it safe to do any financial transactions through this site ?
Can I do anything at my end to protect myself?

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by edspc In reply to Log OUT Lycos

The reason why is remembers your login is that you most likely clicked on the "remember my login" tab which creates a cookie on your computer for future logins. All you have to do is delete the cookie and not click on the "remember my login" item.
This is not a security problem unless you have several people login onto your computer. If more than one person is using the computer, then others can see your login if they don't select "login as a different user".

Most free web email providers allow the users to save their login in a cookie for future use.

TTYL...

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