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    Yahoo password

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    by engehab ·

    I have discovered that MS proxy log file
    is showing yahoo password for all the users
    on the LAN when they use yahoo massenger to login to thire mail box.
    I want to know is this a security hole on yahoo or they are sending the password in clear text format ?

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    • #3567428

      Yahoo password

      by penguinsrule ·

      In reply to Yahoo password

      Yes this is a security hole
      Yes they are sending the password clear text

      • #3567374

        Yahoo password

        by engehab ·

        In reply to Yahoo password

        But why they don?t realize this issue
        Since it is common why they don?t avoided this hole.

    • #3569283

      Yahoo password

      by joseph moore ·

      In reply to Yahoo password

      Yahoo is aware of this and they don’t care. Here are some snippits from their web site, talking about Security and Yahoo Messenger:
      “Yahoo! Messenger is intended to allow users to engage in private conversations. However, this does not guarantee that your conversation will never be available to others…”
      “If your organization uses a firewall, your administrator may have the ability to review any of your network traffic and content, including any instant messages you send. If you are concerned about this, you should discuss this with the organization giving you Internet access”
      “In addition, it is possible, although rare, for someone to capture your Messenger login name and password information as it passes through your organization’s network or as it crosses the Internet. Please remember to “Sign Out” at the end of your session. You should also periodically change your Yahoo! password and check your Yahoo! account information, to make sure it is accurate, and that no one has altered your account.”

      So, yes, Messenger is not secure.
      Here is the URL with this document:
      http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/mesg/mesg-07.html
      (please remove any spaces)

      • #3558374

        Yahoo password

        by engehab ·

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    • #3558373

      Yahoo password

      by engehab ·

      In reply to Yahoo password

      This question was closed by the author

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