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Another unwelcome article regarding how poor email security means your BT ISP messages are open to anyone who is bored.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/

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BT is being investigated by the UK's data regulator after a whistleblower exposed evidence that allegedly showed the one-time national telco's customer email accounts were being compromised by spammers, The Register has learned.

In May last year, BT unceremoniously ditched Yahoo! Mail in favour of a white label product from San Mateo, California-based Critical Path Inc.

Among other things, it has been alleged that user IDs and passwords of BT subscribers were logged by the messaging provider. The whistleblower said he was concerned by what he claimed to be the "careless implementation of security safeguards affecting the privacy of BT internet mail users."

It seems the halcyon days of a friendly and trusting internet are well and truly over.  Currently we all sit about simply waiting for the next attack and its not often foreign based attackers or cyber crooks doing the nasty work its our own governments  :ugly:

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