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Re: pop3 over telnet and clear text passwords
From: Phil Brammer <security () wjjeep com>
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 13:23:03 -0600

Well, first of all, telnet is clear text by itself.  Anything you do in telnet is going to be in clear text.  POP3 is 
the same way.  Your Outlook Express client, for instance, if set to check a POP3 account, will do so in clear text.

You'll need to implement SSL on the POP server (assuming that you can), otherwise, it's clear text for you...


On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 01:47:00PM +1000, Murad Talukdar wrote:
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?)
Murad Talukdar

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