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Re: pop3 over telnet and clear text passwords
From: "Murad Talukdar" <talukdar_m () subway com>
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 13:44:00 +1000

Thanks to everyone. I didn't know I could learn so much from one
question....
Murad Talukdar


----- Original Message -----
From: "Cerberus" <cerberus4696 () myrealbox com>
To: <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2004 3:43 PM
Subject: Re: pop3 over telnet and clear text passwords


I often use pop3 over telnet to check on email boxes some users have.(ie
that they've been setup properly) How do I mask the fact that the
username/password is transmitted as clear text?(If I can?)

I don't believe you can. The username and password are transmitted in
plain text in a normal POP3 session (one involving your email client).
All that telnet provides is a means to send the POP3 commands directly
from the keyboard to the server.

-Matt


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