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Re: Yahoo! Instant Messenger
From: Matthew Keller <kellermg () POTSDAM EDU>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 12:22:07 -0500

"Michael S. Fischer" wrote:
The third statement of this paragraph is untrue -- Almost every transaction
at Yahoo! involving money uses the Yahoo! wallet system, which uses a
separate password from the one used by YIM and the other "standard"
(non-financial) services.

        You're assuming that the person who holds both a YIM account and a
Wallet account uses a different password. I'd bet willing to wager that
near five-9's of the YIM/wallet users use the same account name and
password, thus making any disclosure of their password a problem.

 Matthew Keller
 WebMaster, Interim Network Manager &
   Host Systems Analyst
 Computing & Technology Services
 Information Services Division
 State University of New York at Potsdam

 Website: http://mattwork.potsdam.edu/
 PGP: http://mattwork.potsdam.edu/crypto/

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