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GiantRat Mailer exposes PoP password
From: maninthemiddle () hushmail com
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 14:02:03 -0800
Issue: GiantRat Mailer exposes plain text PoP password
Vendor first notified: Febuary 2003
Affected versions: All (tested v3.1, 2.x, 1.x
ABOUT GiantRat Mailer:
GiantRat Mailer is an innovative email client that has settings for the sight-impaired and has optional voice prompts
utilizing MS-Agent. Currently there are thousands of installations worldwide in use by the blind.
In the root of the client installation, e.g., c:\program files\giantrat, the GiantRat.ini file clearly shows user login
information and the PoP password in line 18. There is no encryption whatsoever.
Risk: Obvious the blind cant see it but we sure can
even after a few shots of Stolichnaya.
ADVISE TO USERS:
Make sure your hard drives are secure and safe from prying eyes.
VENDOR RESPONSE: The company was made aware and has implemented an XOR encryption algorithm effective 03/13/2003 that
scrambles the password in the .ini file.
Updates are available.
maninthemiddle () hushmail com
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