watch your fingers

from richard smith’s tipsheet:

“I recently learned about a new snooping technology for email that made me fall out of my chair. It allows someone who sends you an email to see what you wrote when you forward the email with a comment to someone else.

“In other words, a wiretap. It’s very illegal, but it’s also very easy to do. I tested out the email wiretap with a dozen friends and for the most part it worked flawlessly.

“It also underscores the systematic privacy vulnerabilities of the Internet. The possibility of email wiretapping is one the most egregious violations imaginable — and therefore opens up a nefarious business opportunity that should be watched closely….” [read more]

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